Joseph Mallord William Turner

Kenilworth Castle from Castle Hill

1830

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 120 x 203 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22026
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 28

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, Kenilworth Castle is shown looking west from Castle Hill, with Leicester’s Building and the Great Tower to the left and right on the skyline above Lunn’s Tower at the centre. The prospect is now screened by trees.
Most of the sketches between folios 27 recto (D22024) and 37 verso (D22045) show Kenilworth. For the history of the castle and Turner’s subsequent watercolour, see under folio 29 recto (D22028).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

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