Joseph Mallord William Turner

Warwick Castle

1798

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Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 299 x 402 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00329
Turner Bequest XXI C

Catalogue entry

Based on the pencil study of 1794 (Tate D00328; Turner Bequest XXI B), this is an unfinished watercolour perhaps intended as a companion for a finished view of Pembroke Castle (Tate D01877; Turner Bequest XLIV A). Finberg refers to another contemporary view of Warwick Castle1 (Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester)2 Like other drawings in the present group it exemplifies Turner’s new interest in the stopping-out process at this date.
1
See Finberg 1909, I, p.32.
2
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.309 no.79, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank; not stamped.

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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