Joseph Mallord William Turner

Brough Castle, Cumbria

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 74 × 94 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25591
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 35

Catalogue entry

What appears to be a single view on this page may in fact be two sketches. We see a landscape with a tower in the middle-distance and mountains in the distance. The tower is likely to be the keep of Brough Castle seen from the north as in folio 36 (D25593), while the mountains are more likely to be the series of fells to the north. Turner therefore seems to have used the same page for sketches looking north and south. The sketch of mountains continues on folio 34 verso (D25590).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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