Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bywell Castle and the Ruined Tyne Bridge

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
D12426
Turner Bequest CLVII 82 a

Catalogue entry

With a summary indication of the skyline of Bywell beyond the bridge piers, this is a similar view, from slightly closer to the bridge and castle, to the sketch on folio 81 verso (D12424), which stands at one end of the sequence of studies at Bywell, running to folio 88 verso (D12438); for the history of the castle and bridge, see the entry for folio 81 verso.
There is an ink wash study from the same angle among Northumberland views made in about 1778 by Samuel Hieronymus Grimm (British Library, London, Additional MS 15543).1

Matthew Imms
February 2010

1
‘Bywell’, British Library Online Gallery, accessed 10 February 2010, http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/grimms/countcast/bywellcast/bywellvill/005add000015543u00003000.html.

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