Joseph Mallord William Turner

Witton Castle, with Witton Tower, Witton-le-Wear, across the Wear Valley Beyond

1817

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 116 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D12340
Turner Bequest CLVII 18

Catalogue entry

This view of Witton Castle is part of a double-page drawing, which also shows Witton-le-Wear to the north-east on folio 17 verso opposite (D12339); there is also a slight continuation on folio 19 recto (D12341). On the present page the castle is seen from the hillside to its east, with the Wear Valley below to the right. For the history and situation of the building, see the entry for folio 17 recto (D12338), a sketch from nearer on the same side.
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
February 2010

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