Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Bastions of a Castle, with Buildings and Trees Beyond

1798

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 135 x 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01586
Turner Bequest XL 73 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this drawing is continued on folio 76 recto (D01587; Turner Bequest XL 74). Bastions such as these feature in the ruins of numerous Welsh and border castles, and it would be difficult to identify the subject of this drawing precisely.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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