Joseph Mallord William Turner

Kendal Castle

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25794
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 17 a

Catalogue entry

In the middle distance before the mountains in the background sits Kendal’s Castle Hill, sketched by Turner either as he approached, or as he left the town by the road depicted in the foreground. A similar view appears on folio 16 verso (D25892).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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