Joseph Mallord William Turner

Warkworth Castle: The Interior of the Keep

1797

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 210 x 270 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00946
Turner Bequest XXXIV 39

Catalogue entry

Turner’s study of the vaulted interior of the keep of Warkworth Castle (see also adjacent pages) was drawn over an outline of the castle from the north-west. Both drawings, made with the page turned horizontally, are somewhat perfunctory; Harry Madgwick conjectures that the exterior view was interrupted by a shower, from which the artist sheltered in the keep, where however the light was so poor that he could only produce a general outline.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

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