Joseph Mallord William Turner

Hilly Landscape with a Ruined Castle on the Skyline

1801

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 112 × 162 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02520
Turner Bequest LIII 35 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the page turned horizontally, the building in view here may once again be the Gatehouse at Morpeth; see under folio 28 verso (D02509). Alternatively, it may be one of the pele towers that Turner is likely to have passed on his way through Northumberland; see the drawings of apparently similar towers on folios 37 recto and 39 verso (D02523, D02528).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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