Joseph Mallord William Turner

Streatlam Castle

1817

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 232 x 328 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D12316
Turner Bequest CLVI 32

Catalogue entry

Here Turner looks west from beside Forthburn Beck below the south side of the house (since demolished), towards the bridge, which still stands. The drawing continues across half of folio 4 verso opposite (D12315; CLVI 31a), showing the south bank of the stream. There are further double-page drawings of Streatlam on folios 3 verso–4 recto and 5 verso–6 recto (D12313, D12314, D12317, D12264; CLVI 30a–31, 32a–3). For more on its history see the entry for D12314 and the introduction to the tour.
Technical notes:
The pencil number ‘32’ may obscure or reinforce John Ruskin’s customary red ink foliation, which is evident only faintly and intermittently in this much-rearranged book (see the introduction to the sketchbook).

Matthew Imms
February 2010

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