Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Gatehouse, Egremont Castle

1809

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 116 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07578
Turner Bequest CX 36

Catalogue entry

For Egremont Castle and views in this sketchbook see Introduction and note to folio 26 (D07567). Here, Turner has drawn the castle’s best-preserved feature, its gatehouse, from inside the walls. Today, the outer side of the gatehouse has been somewhat reduced in height and has lost the pointed top that Turner shows in other views in this and also his Petworth sketchbook (Tate D07531 and D07532; Turner Bequest CIX 19, 20).
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
August 2009

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