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 x 94 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25595
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 37

Catalogue entry

This sketch of Brough Castle in Cumbria is taken from the same vantage point as the drawing on folio 36 (D25393). Although the present drawing is less detailed, giving only the outline of the structure, Turner did compensate in this instance by redrawing the castle keep at the bottom right of the page with the sketchbook turned to the left.
The sketch also continues onto folio 36 verso (D25594) where the outline of St Michael’s Church and the winding path of Swindale Beck are depicted.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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