Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ayton Castle, near Scarborough

1816

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In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 179 x 254 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09794
Turner Bequest CXXXIV 5

Catalogue entry

Finberg misread Turner’s ‘Water’ as ‘Chevin’, thereby incorrectly implying the scene was Otley Chevin near Farnley Hall (see folio 31 recto; D09811; Turner Bequest CXXXIV 19). In fact the building is the ruined Ayton Castle, with the bridge at West Ayton to the south down the valley of the River Derwent. The castle’s prominent corbels are still in place today; it stands about four miles inland, west of the coast at Scarborough (see folio 46 recto; D09866; Turner Bequest CXXXIV 65).
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Matthew Imms
July 2014

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