Joseph Mallord William Turner

Castleton and Peveril Castle from the North West; a View from Mam Tor

?1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 191 × 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22236
Turner Bequest CCXXXIX 46 a

Catalogue entry

With the page turned vertically, there are three sketches here, divided by horizontal pencil lines. The first two are similar views of Peveril Castle from the north-west, as Ian Warrell has noted, above the ravine leading to Peak Cavern, with Castleton below on the left. Warrell has identified the view below as the castle and village seen from Mam Tor, looking east towards Hope.1
For other views of the castle, village and cave, see under folio 1 verso (D22152).

Matthew Imms
April 2014

1
Ian Warrell, notes from 1993 and later in Tate catalogue files.

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