Joseph Mallord William Turner

Peveril Castle from Various Directions

?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 × 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22229
Turner Bequest CCXXXIX 42 a

Catalogue entry

As Ian Warrell notes, the most prominent view here, made with the page turned vertically, is of Peveril Castle from the south-west, looking down to Castleton; there is a thumbnail repetition of the composition framed within pencil lines at the top left.1 The rest of the page appears slightly confused. Below, with the page turned horizontally, is a view apparently showing the castle above the ravine approaching Peak Cavern, while there is also some overlap to and from other views of the castle on folio 43 recto opposite (D22230).
For other views of the 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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