after Joseph Mallord William Turner

Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, engraved by J.T. Willmore


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Prints and Drawings Room

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After Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Engraving on paper
Image: 166 × 243 mm
Purchased 1988

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In the eighteenth century this Norman castle on the River Alne was extensively re-modelled by Robert Adam in the fashionable neo-Gothic style. Turner has chosen to show the castle by moonlight which adds an element of the fantastic to the style of the architecture. The sparkling highlights on the buildings and the light sources emanating from some windows of the castle are superbly rendered
in the engraving.

Gallery label, August 2004

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Catalogue entry

[from] Picturesque Views in England and Wales pub.1827–38 [T04503-T04612; T05081-T05104; T05873; complete]

Twenty-four line-engravings, by various engravers and in various states, comprising twenty-four subjects out of a total of ninety-six (see also T04503-T04612 above); various papers and sizes; some annotated in pencil with initials of unidentified collector ‘FHB’
Purchased (Grant-in-Aid) 1988
Prov: ...; N.W. Lott and H.J. Gerrish Ltd, from whom bt by Tate Gallery (earlier provenance given in individual entries where known)
Lit: As for T04503-T04612

For the publishing history of this series, see under T04503-T04612.

T05084 Alnwick Castle, Northumberland engr. J.T. Willmore, pub.1830

Line-engraving 166 × 243 (6 9/16 × 9 9/16) on India paper laid on wove paper 440 × 613 (17 5/16 × 24 1/8); plate-mark 255 × 316 (10 1/16 × 12 7/16)
Engraved inscriptions: 'Engrav,,d by J.T. Willmore from a Drawing by J.M.W. Turner. R.A.’ below image at centre; Turner studio blind stamp
Prov: As for T05083
Lit: Rawlinson I 1908, no.242, first published state

Published in part IX, no.2. Original watercolour: Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (Shanes 1979, no.32, repr. in col.; Wilton 1979, no.818).

Published in:
Tate Gallery: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions 1986-88, London 1996

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