Joseph Mallord William Turner

Newark Castle

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 185 x 113 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26068
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 80

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned to the left are various studies of Newark Castle. Starting out at the top of the page, there are close-up profiles of the north front and west sides of the castle. The inscription written above (‘1472’) corresponds with the date the castle was given to Margaret of Denmark, whose royal coat of arms is on the west gable. Turner made similar studies of the south and east sides of the castle on folio 79 (D26070; CCLXVII 81).
Other views of the castle on this page are from the north-west (second sketch down) and north (middle sketch). At the bottom of the page is a landscape sketch that probably shows the view west from the castle along the valley of the Yarrow Water.
For more information on Turner’s visit to Newark, see folio 77 (D26066; CCLXVII 79).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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