Joseph Mallord William Turner

View over the Tywi Estuary, with Llanstephan Castle on the Distant Promontory

1798

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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
D01574
Turner Bequest XL 65 a

Catalogue entry

Turner made two pencil drawings of this view in his contemporary Hereford Court sketchbook (Tate D01277, D01278; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 26, 27). The viewpoint appears to have been a staging post at the top of a hill on the old road from Carmarthen to the coast. Turner has somewhat exaggerated the size of the castle in relation to the panorama. The drawing is continued on folio 68 recto opposite (D01575; Turner Bequest XL 66).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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