Joseph Mallord William Turner

Camber Castle

c.1816–19

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 155 x 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10513
Turner Bequest CXL 53 a

Catalogue entry

This is the slightly more detailed and careful of two identical views in this sketchbook; the other very quick sketch faces it on folio 61 (D10514; Turner Bequest CXL 54). The subject is definitely Camber Castle, as also suggested by Finberg, rather than a Martello tower. This is the central block seen from inside the walls; these can just be made out to left of centre. In the present sketch, Rye appears in the distance. There is a view of the castle from the surrounding levels on folio 62 (D10516; Turner Bequest CXL 55).

David Blayney Brpwn
July 2011

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