Joseph Mallord William Turner

Peveril Castle from the South-West; Peak Cavern

?1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 191 x 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22224
Turner Bequest CCXXXIX 40

Catalogue entry

As Ian Warrell has noted, Peveril Castle is here seen from the south-west above a ravine. Warrell has also suggested that the view below shows Peak Cavern,1 below the north-west approach to the castle; this seems correct, as there are indications among the jagged rock forms of the telegraph pole-like frames associated with rope-making in the cave, as also apparently noted on folio 2 recto (D22153).
For other views of the castle, the cave and Castleton and the cave, 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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