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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Warwick Castle: Caesar's Tower and the Old Bridge over the Avon 1794

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Warwick Castle: Caesar’s Tower and the Old Bridge over the Avon 1794
D00327
Turner Bequest XXI A
Pencil on white wove paper, 274 x 215 mm
Stamped in black ‘XXI A’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For a similar view of the subject see William Gilpin’s Observations Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty, Made in the Year 1772, on Several Parts of England; Particularly the Mountains, and Lakes of Cumberland and Westmorland, London 1786, vol.I, facing p.39; and see the watercolour in the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.1 Another view of Warwick Castle in this series is Tate D00328 (Turner Bequest XXI B).
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.309 no.79, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Warwick Castle: Caesar’s Tower and the Old Bridge over the Avon 1794 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-warwick-castle-caesars-tower-and-the-old-bridge-over-the-r1141045, accessed 26 December 2014.