Joseph Mallord William Turner

Carew Castle Mill

1795

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 264 x 203 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00579
Turner Bequest XXVI 26

Catalogue entry

See Ruskin’s note on the verso of folio 26 (D00578; Turner Bequest XXVI 25) opposite. The Castle Mill at Carew is of interest as a rare tidal mill, for which records date from the first half of the sixteenth century. It existed considerably earlier, as Turner’s drawing demonstrates: the structure he records incorporates a medieval fortified wall. The building was completely reconstructed in the early nineteenth century, some time after his visit.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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