One of the exhibits Turner sent to the Royal Academy in 1799 was a view of Warkworth Castle (Victoria and Albert Museum). Over twenty years later Turner decided to include the same scene in his latest set of topographical prints, the Rivers of England. This was strange since all the other subjects for the project, such as the view of Norham Castle hanging nearby (no.77), were new works. The inclusion of Warkworth may have been a means of linking Turner's most recent work with a group of much earlier views by his long-dead friend Thomas Girtin, which were also included in the publication.
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