Joseph Mallord William Turner

Brough, Cumbria with the Castle

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
D25594
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 36 a

Catalogue entry

Continued from folio 37 (D25595) is a view of the town of Brough in Cumbria seen from the road to the north. On the present page are depicted the tower of the parish church of St Michael and, to its left, the snaking course of Swindale Beck. There is also, with the sketchbook turned to the right, a small sketch of the nearby folly, Fox Tower (see folio 34; D25589), as seen from the same spot, though now looking north-west. There is a very similar sketch of Fox Tower at the top-left of folio 37 verso (D25596), which also includes a view of Brough with the castle and church.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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