Joseph Mallord William Turner

In Arundel Park


In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 75 × 118 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCX 69 a

Catalogue entry

Drawing from a lofty vantage point in the hills, here Turner has rendered a prospect of Arundel Park and Castle in West Sussex (see Tate D18418; Turner Bequest CCX 63). Turner has taken the sketch from behind the Castle, a viewpoint which afforded him the fullest extent of the Arun valley and the English Channel in the distance (see Tate D18430, D18432; Turner Bequest CCX 69, 70). The drawing is associated with Turner’s watercolour designs for W.B. Cooke’s Rivers of England, in particular Arundel Castle on the River Arun (Tate D18140; Turner Bequest CCVIII G). 1
For other sketches of Arundel Castle in this book see Tate D18419–D18461; Turner Bequest CCX 63–84a. See also Tate D22819–D22820, D22847–D22848, D22881–D22884, D22887, D22900–D22901, D22936, D23002–D23010; Turner Bequest CCXLV 21a–22, 38a–39, 60a–62, 63a, 70a–71, CCXLVI 22, 86a–91.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2015

See Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Arundel Castle, on the River Arun c.1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, August 2014,

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