Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cockermouth Castle: the North Curtain Walls from the River Derwent

1809

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 228 x 373 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07530
Turner Bequest CIX 18

Catalogue entry

For Cockermouth Castle and views from this sketchbook see Introduction. The view here is from the River Derwent, with the outer gatehouse of the castle at left, the kitchen tower at centre and the round (archers’) tower at right. This is the most distant of Turner’s views from the north, for which see note to D07525; Turner Bequest CIX 13.
The paper is discoloured.
Verso:
Blank. Laid down.

David Blayney Brown
August 2009

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