Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Odin Mine, near Castleton; Peveril Castle from the West; a Hill near Castleton

?1831

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 191 × 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22239
Turner Bequest CCXXXIX 48

Catalogue entry

There are three main views here, made with the page turned vertically and separated by horizontal pencil lines, The top sketch is possibly of Odin Mine, below the east side of Mam Tor, about a mile north-west of Castleton up the Odin Sitch stream, apparently with a separate detail of the skyline to the right. There is a similar sketch, apparently inscribed ‘Odin’, on folio 38 verso (D22221); see also folio 22 verso (D22190). As Ian Warrell has noted, the prospect below the centre is of Peveril Castle from the west.1 Below is a profile of one of the nearby Peak District hills, continued very briefly on folio 47 verso opposite (D22238), with a note of the ‘Rd [i.e. Road] to Castl[...]’ in the valley below.
For other views of Peveril Castle, Castleton and Peak Cavern, see under folio 1 verso (D22152).

Matthew Imms
April 2014

1
Ian Warrell, notes from 1993 and later in Tate catalogue files.

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