Joseph Mallord William Turner

Newark Castle, Near Selkirk from the North-East

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 59 x 96 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25668
Turner Bequest CCLXV 16

Catalogue entry

This view of Newark Castle is from across the Yarrow Water to the north-east. It was made by Turner as he passed the castle on the opposite bank on his return to Selkirk after visiting the castle. There are further sketches of the castle on folios 16 verso–17 (D25699–D25670) and in the Abbotsford sketchbook (Tate D26066; Turner Bequest CCLXVII 79). The artist returned to Newark Castle in 1834, making sketches in the Edinburgh sketchbook (Tate D26167; Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 37a).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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