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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 × 75 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18470
Turner Bequest CCX 89

Catalogue entry

This rough and swiftly executed sketch may show the town of Arundel in West Sussex. The form of the church spire in this view matches that shown in Tate D18460; Turner Bequest CCX 84. Turner sketched Arundel extensively in preparation for two designs produced for W.B. Cooke’s Rivers of England print series: Arundel Castle on the River Arun, with a Rainbow (Tate D18139; Turner Bequest CCVIII F) and Arundel Castle on the River Arun (Tate D18140; Turner Bequest CCVIII G). 1

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2015

1
See Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Arundel Castle on the River Arun, with a Rainbow c.1824–5 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, August 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-arundel-castle-on-the-river-arun-with-a-rainbow-r1146205 and Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Arundel Castle, on the River Arun c.1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, August 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-arundel-castle-on-the-river-arun-r1146206

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