Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Whittington, Shropshire: The Castle Gatehouse

1794

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 146 x 218 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00377
Turner Bequest XXIII C

Catalogue entry

This sheet is half of a larger one, having originally been joined to Tate D00378 (Turner Bequest XXIII D), which has a drawing of the same building. There are several towns and villages in the West Midlands named Withington and the identification of this subject is uncertain, but it may be the castle gatehouse at Whittington, near Bridgnorth, which this building somewhat resembles, although the structure today has been ‘improved’ with gothic windows and machicolation.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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