Joseph Mallord William Turner

Brough Castle, Cumbria

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
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
D25597
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 38

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook inverted is a view that probably depicts Brough Castle in Cumbria (see folio 36; D25593). The outline of the castle is faint, but if it is compared to sketches on folios 37 verso (D25596) and elsewhere the keep and the earthwork upon which it stands are discernible. Beneath the sketch is a view of the surrounding hills.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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