Joseph Mallord William Turner

Middleham Castle from the South-East

1816

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 154 x 97 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10969
Turner Bequest CXLIV 55

Catalogue entry

This is the right half of a double-page spread continued from folio 54 verso (D10968), opposite, recording a detailed study of the south-east aspect of Middleham Castle, from a similar viewpoint to the previous sketch, folios 53 verso–54 (D10966–D10967), and supplying the detail for the following across the verso and folio 56 (D10970–D10971). Turner has drawn two architectural details, above right.
For Middleham in this sketchbook see folio 47 verso (D10954).
See Introduction and Technical notes to this sketchbook for the change of ink colour, apparently from blue to red, in the numbering of this page.

David Hill
January 2009

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