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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Cockermouth Castle: the North Curtain Walls seen through Trees 1809

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 20 Recto:
Cockermouth Castle: the North Curtain Walls seen through Trees 1809
D07560
Turner Bequest CX 20
Pencil on white laid paper, 116 x 185 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘20’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CX 20’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For Cockermouth Castle and Turner’s views in this sketchbook see Introduction. As these still seem to be the north walls the river may be the Derwent, not the Cocker as stated by Finberg. Turner must have been moving around the same clumps of trees shown on folios 17 and 18 (D07556, D07557).
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David Blayney Brown
August 2009

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Cockermouth Castle: the North Curtain Walls seen through Trees 1809 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2009, 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-cockermouth-castle-the-north-curtain-walls-seen-through-r1135676, accessed 23 September 2014.