Joseph Mallord William Turner

Castle Ruins

c.1810–16

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 181 x 228 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10298
Turner Bequest CXXXVII 60 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. See note to folio 62 verso (D10296; Turner Bequest CXXXVII 59a) for views thought by Finberg to be of Pevensey Castle, but possibly not. Gerald Wilkinson observes the ‘virtuoso’ drawing of the trees in this example, adding ‘This is a drawing which has never ceased to fascinate me’.1

David Blayney Brown
March 2011

1
Wilkinson 1974, p.157.

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