Joseph Mallord William Turner

Warwick: The Castle across the River Avon, with the Town Beyond

1830

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 120 x 203 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22050
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 40

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, Warwick Castle seen to the west with the Avon Bridge, the tower of St Mary’s Church and St Nicholas’s Church, from the south side of the river in the vicinity of Myton Road; St Nicholas’s appears as a continuation on folio 39 verso opposite (D22049). Commentators have mentioned this ‘assured and fluent’ drawing1 in the context of the subsequent watercolour of the castle from the bridge itself discussed under folio 38 verso (D22047).2

Matthew Imms
August 2013

1
Hamilton 2003, p.150.
2
See Hawcroft 1966, p.27, Shanes 1979, p.156, Hartley 1984, p.48, and Nugent and Croal 1997, p.84.

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