Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Ship in a Bay with a Large Castle

c.1799–1802

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Ink and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 135 × 210 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04103
Turner Bequest LXIX 89

Catalogue entry

Made with the page turned horizontally, like the drawing on folio 87 recto (D04102; Turner Bequest LXIX 88) this is a composition study related by Finberg1 to the Pembroke Castle watercolours of 1801 and 1806 (National Museum Wales, Cardiff; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto;2 see under folio 1 recto; D03994), but possibly intended to show Caernarvon Castle, though the architecture closely resembles neither Pembroke nor Caernarvon.
1
See Finberg 1909, I, p.172.
2
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.331 nos.280, 281, the latter reproduced.
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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