Joseph Mallord William Turner

Newark Castle

1831

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26069
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 80 a

Catalogue entry

As Gerald Finley has pointed out, this sketch (made with the book inverted) shows Robert Cadell sitting on a tree trunk in front of Newark Castle, waiting for the artist to finish making sketches.1 The view is from the Yarrow Water’s edge just to the north-east of the castle near Newark Mill, which is shown behind Cadell to the left.
For more information on Turner’s visit to Newark, see folio 77 (D26066; CCLXVII 79).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

1
Finley 1972, p.368; and Finley 1980, p.161.

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