Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bywell Castle and the River Tyne

1817

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 116 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D12436
Turner Bequest CLVII 87 a

Catalogue entry

The river front and the west end of the castle are seen to the north from the north bank of the Tyne near Bywell’s two churches. The reach flowing north is seen on the right; today the bank is wooded, obscuring this view. There is a slight continuation of the trees on the left on folio 88 recto opposite (D12437), and a similar sketch from a little to the east on folio 88 verso (D12438).
This is one of a sequence of studies of Bywell between folio 81 verso (D12424) and folio 88 verso; for the history of the castle and bridge, see the entry for folio 81 verso.

Matthew Imms
February 2010

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