Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant View of Carreg Cennen Castle from the West

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: 135 × 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01529
Turner Bequest XL 39 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the view is taken from near the hamlet of Trapp, on the Afon Cennen at the junction of two roads over the western extremity of the Black Mountains, leading to Llandeilo; see folios 53 verso–52 recto (D01548–D01549; Turner Bequest XL 51a–52). The present subject is continued on folio 42 recto opposite (D01530; Turner Bequest XL 40).
See also views of Carreg Cennen on folios 39 verso–40 recto and 45 verso–46 recto (D01526–D01527, D01536–D01537; Turner Bequest XL 37a–38, 43a–44).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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