Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ashby-de-la-Zouch Castle from the South-East

1830

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 203 × 120 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22058
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 44 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the page turned vertically, there are two main views of the castle across the top and middle of the page, with the Hastings Tower on the left and the kitchen block at the centre beyond the east window of the chapel. The turret on the right does not survive; beyond is the square tower of St Helen’s Church. Turner’s viewpoint is now on school grounds east of the castle, and obscured by trees. There is a further slight study of buildings and trees immediately below.
For other views of Ashby, see under folio 21 verso (D22012; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 21).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

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