Joseph Mallord William Turner

Penrith 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: 74 x 94 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25617
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 48 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned to the left and right are two sketches of the ruins of Penrith Castle. With the book turned to the right is a view of the castle ruins from the north, and with the sketchbook turned in the opposite direction is a view from the south-west. Between the two sketches are two outlines of distant hills, presumably the Cumbrian hills to the south.
Other sketches of Penrith Castle appear on folios 34 verso, 41 verso, 49 and 53 (D25590, D25604, D25618, D25625).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

Read full Catalogue entry

Explore

You might like