Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ashby-de-la-Zouch Castle: The Kitchen Block and the Hastings Tower from the South-West, with St Helen’s Church Beyond; a Study of Buildings

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: 120 × 203 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22062
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 46 a

Catalogue entry

Ashby-de-la-Zouch Castle’s ruined kitchen block is the main focus, with the Hastings Tower beyond on the right and the west end of St Helen’s Church beyond to the left. The lower part of the kitchen is now obscured from this angle by a high wall, and the church is hidden by trees.
At the bottom left is a small study of a range of buildings, possibly including a rotunda, but as yet unidentified. For other views of Ashby, see under folio 21 verso (D22012; CCXXXVIII 21).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

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