Joseph Mallord William Turner
The Gatehouse, Egremont Castle 1809

Artwork details

Artist
Title
The Gatehouse, Egremont Castle
From Cockermouth Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CX
Date 1809
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
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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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