Joseph Mallord William Turner

Goodrich Castle: Two Arches in the Solar, with the Valley of the Wye Beyond

1795

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 264 x 203 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00581
Turner Bequest XXVI 28

Catalogue entry

This sheet has been misbound. It should be placed between the present folios 55 recto and 56 recto (D00610, D00612; Turner Bequest XXVI 56, 58), where Finberg recorded XXVI 57 as ‘Missing’1 (see the concordance in the introduction to the sketchbook), D00610 being another drawing of Goodrich Castle. The grand thirteenth-century arches of the Solar are recorded by Turner as in a much better state of preservation than they are today.
1
Finberg 1909, I, p.52.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by ?John Ruskin in pencil ‘19’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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