Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant View of Penrhyn Castle from the South

1799

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 130 × 79 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02018
Turner Bequest XLVI 17

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this view is continued on folio 16 verso opposite (D02017), under which the subject is discussed. The trees isolated at the top left here presumably form an extension of the skyline to the left of the house in the main drawing.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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