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
D12430
Turner Bequest CLVII 84 a

Catalogue entry

This view to the south-west shows the castle on the right, the two bridge piers in the Tyne on the left, and the tower of St Andrew’s church in the distance. An 1830s engraving after Thomas Allom shows the same view, with a weir and a watermill, which may be the gabled building Turner indicates just to the left of the castle.
This is one of a sequence of studies of Bywell between folio 81 verso (D12424) and folio 88 verso (D12438); for the history of the castle and bridge, see the entry for folio 81 verso.

Matthew Imms
February 2010

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