Joseph Mallord William Turner

Wigmore Castle, Herefordshire, from the South

1798

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 332 x 229 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01318
Turner Bequest XXXVIII 64

Catalogue entry

Wigmore Castle, originally large, dates from the twelfth century and later and is comprehensively ruined, but makes a number of picturesque compositions on its hill away from the little village of Wigmore, north of Leominster in the north of Herefordshire. Another study which probably shows it is the slight sketch on the following leaf, folio 100 recto (D01319; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 65).
Technical notes:
There are paint smears along the edges of the page and a band of colour along the outer edge (below the drawing) from where wash was applied to the watercolour on folio 98 recto (D01343; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 89).
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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