Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Castle or Mansion on a Ridge

1808

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 108 × 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07239
Turner Bequest CVI 81 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. As a hasty outline, this sketch is similar to that on folio 83 verso (D07237: Turner Bequest CVI 80a), perhaps representing the same building. A more finished version of the present sketch, worked with pen over pencil, is on folio 85 verso (D07241; Turner Bequest CVI 81). For this, Eric Shanes1 suggests Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire, which Turner could have passed earlier on his tour in 1808. A further possibility, closer to the territory covered in this sketchbook, might be Haddon Hall.

David Blayney Brown
July 2010

1
In conversation with the author.

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