J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

Joseph Mallord William Turner Bowes Castle ?1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Bowes Castle ?1797
D36627
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIX 3
Watercolour on white wove paper, 156 x 215 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXIX – 3’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
It seems likely that Turner copied this subject from a drawing by Edward Dayes (1763–1804) or Thomas Girtin (1775–1802); that artist may in turn have taken it from a sketch by an amateur such as James Moore (1762–1799).1
The verso is D41450 (Turner Bequest CCCLXXIX 3 v).
1
See Andrew Wilton, ‘The “Monro School” Question: Some Answers’, Turner Studies, vol. 4, no. 2, Winter 1984, p.9.
Technical notes:
The sheet has been folded approximately 35 mm from the right-hand edge.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Bowes Castle ?1797 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-bowes-castle-r1140079, accessed 22 December 2014.