Joseph Mallord William Turner

Newark Castle

1831

Not on display
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
D26070
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 81

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned to the left are three views of Newark Castle. The top half of the page contains a view made from the Yarrow Water to the south-east of the castle (there is another view from the south-east on folio 79 verso; D26671; CCLXVII 81a). Beneath this are close-up profile views of the castle from the south and east, labelled ‘SE’. Turner’s methodical approach to recording the castle is demonstrated by the fact that he recorded the north and west profiles on folio 78 (D26088; CCLXVII 80).
For more information on Turner’s visit to and depictions of Newark, see folio 77 (D26066; CCLXVII 79).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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