Joseph Mallord William Turner Warwick Castle: Caesar’s Tower and the Old Bridge over the Avon 1794

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Artist
Title
Warwick Castle: Caesar’s Tower and the Old Bridge over the Avon
Date 1794
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 274 x 215 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00327
Turner Bequest XXI A
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Catalogue entry

For a similar view of the subject see William Gilpin’s Observations Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty, Made in the Year 1772, on Several Parts of England; Particularly the Mountains, and Lakes of Cumberland and Westmorland, London 1786, vol.I, facing p.39; and see the watercolour in the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.1 Another view of Warwick Castle in this series is Tate D00328 (Turner Bequest XXI B).
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.309 no.79, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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