Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lillebonne Castle

?1829

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 107 × 156 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23773
Turner Bequest CCLIII 38 a

Catalogue entry

The page contains a rough sketch, drawn horizontally; in a few sparse lines, Turner manages to convey a ruined castle in a hilly landscape. Finberg noted it simply as a ‘Ruined castle’,1 but the location of Lillebonne has been confirmed.2 The shapes of the castle buildings render them identifiable. (For further information on the castle, see under folio 28 recto, D23752.)
1
Finberg 1909, II, p.769.
2
?Ian Warrell, ‘Turner on the Seine: Topographical Index’, c.1999, Prints and Drawings Room, Tate Britain (printout in copy of Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999), p.3.
Technical notes:
There are dark brown smudges on the left edge, and a slighter brownish spot just below centre, of the page. There is a slight thumbprint at lower right of the page.

Caroline South
May 2017

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