Joseph Mallord William Turner

Goodrich Castle, with the River Wye in the Foreground

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: 203 × 264 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00610
Turner Bequest XXVI 56

Catalogue entry

For another view of Goodrich Castle see folio 29 recto (D00581; Turner Bequest XXVI 28). The castle was one of the most celebrated features of the scenery of the River Wye, and had been singled out for special attention by the Rev. William Gilpin (1724–1804) in his influential Observations on the River Wye: And Several Parts of South Wales ... Made in the Summer of the Year 1770 (1782). It is therefore surprising that Turner made only these two drawings of it on this tour, and never, as far as is known, executed a watercolour view of it.
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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