Joseph Mallord William Turner

Conwy: The Town Walls from the East

1798

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 229 × 332 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01308
Turner Bequest XXXVIII 54

Catalogue entry

Turner has not included the castle in this view, which shows the southernmost stretch of the town walls as seen from the east, with Conwy Mountain in the background. However, the castle was the principal focus of his interest, and figures in the other views of Conwy in this book, which are on the rectos of folios 80–85 (D01303D01306, D01336, D01307; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 50, 50a, 51, 52, 82, 53).
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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