Joseph Mallord William Turner

Carlisle Castle

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 74 x 94 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25555
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 16 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned to the right at the fore-edge of the page is a sketch of Carlisle Castle. It is recognisable by comparison with a sketch in the Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border sketchbook (Tate D25849; Turner Bequest CCLXVI 45) which shows exactly the same view of the castle, though in more detail and with Carlisle Cathedral in the background.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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