Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dudley Castle: The Sharington Range


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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 78 × 110 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCXL 42

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this is a view of the outer face of the ruined Sharington Range on the east side of Dudley Castle, seen from the east. The view is now largely obscured by trees in Dudley Zoo. There is a similar, not quite continuous sketch of the wall to the right of this section on folio 41 verso opposite (D22400), while a drawing in the contemporary Kenilworth sketchbook (Tate D22104; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 66a) shows the North Gate at the end of the range to the right.
For other views of Dudley, see under folio 39 recto (D22395).
Technical notes:
This leaf is affected by the extensive pale brown, mottled staining which extends throughout this particular gathering (folios 31–42; D22379–D22402) and also folios 30 and 43 recto and verso (D22377, D22378, D22403, D22404), as discussed in the Technical notes to the sketchbook’s introduction.

Matthew Imms
August 2013

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