Joseph Mallord William Turner

Prudhoe Castle from the Tyne Valley

1817

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 116 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D12420
Turner Bequest CLVII 79 a

Catalogue entry

Turner’s viewpoint is the north bank of the River Tyne, looking south-west towards Prudhoe Castle from opposite the small island in the river half way between Howdene Bridge and the Hermitage along the road between Wylam and Ovingham. The bank is now wooded at this point.
The profile of the wooded island on the left is carried a little way onto folio 80 recto opposite (D12421). There are other views of the castle from across the Tyne on folios 77 verso–78 recto, 78 verso–79 recto and 80 verso–81 recto (D12416–D12419, D12422, D12423), and from close up on folios 89 verso, 90 verso, 91 verso, 92 verso and 93 verso (D12440, D12442, D12444, D12446, D12448). For the history of the building and Turner’s later watercolour, see the entry for D12417.

Matthew Imms
February 2010

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