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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Pevensey Castle; the North Tower and Gatehouse c.1806-10

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Recto:
Pevensey Castle; the North Tower and Gatehouse circa 1806–10
Turner Bequest XCI 14
Pencil and white chalk on cream wove paper, prepared with a buff wash, 128 x 201 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘14’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XCI 14’ 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
A pencil annotation by Edward Croft-Murray to a copy of Finberg in Tate’s Library confirms that the subject is ‘Definitely Pevensey’. Turner shows the west wall running from the North Tower to the gatehouse, with the moat below. Further away on the right is the nearby village of Westham, with St Mary’s Church. For Pevensey Castle in this sketchbook see notes to folio 13 (D05630).

David Blayney Brown
March 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Pevensey Castle; the North Tower and Gatehouse c.1806–10 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-pevensey-castle-the-north-tower-and-gatehouse-r1130941, accessed 26 July 2017.