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 × 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10514
Turner Bequest CXL 54

Catalogue entry

This very quick outline is definitely of Camber Castle, as suggested by Finberg, rather than a Martello tower. Turner has drawn the central block from inside the walls. The same view is repeated, with rather more detail, on folio 60 verso of the sketchbook (D10513; Turner Bequest 53a). There is a view of the castle from the surrounding levels on folio 62 (D10516; Turner Bequest CXL 55).

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

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