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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Hastings Castle c.1806-10

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 16 Recto:
Hastings Castle circa 1806–10
D05728
Turner Bequest XCII 10
Pencil on cream wove paper, prepared with a buff wash, 153 x 216 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘10’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XCII 10’ bottom left, descending vertically
Blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram lower right of centre
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This seems be Hastings Castle from the top of the cliffs to the west, but the sketch is very quick and no detail is shown.
The paper has been creased and ironed out at some time.

David Blayney Brown
April 2010

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Hastings Castle c.1806–10 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2010, 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-hastings-castle-r1131048, accessed 21 November 2014.