Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Ruined Castle on a Hill

1798

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 290 x 457 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01638
Turner Bequest XLI 10

Catalogue entry

Finberg listed this subject, clearly erroneously, as ‘Caerphilly Castle (?)’;1 Castell y Fan, in the Brecon Beacons, has also been suggested. The castle depicted has several features in common with that in a drawing in the contemporary Dynevor Castle sketchbook (Tate D01538; Turner Bequest XL 45).
1
Finberg 1909, I, p.98.
Verso:
Blank; some paint splashes; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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