Joseph Mallord William Turner

Raby Castle and Park from the North

1817

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 232 × 328 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D12296
Turner Bequest CLVI 21 a

Catalogue entry

This view to the south continues the view of Raby Castle and its setting from folio 17 verso opposite (D12297; CLVI 22), where most of the castle itself appears; only Bulmer’s Tower, at its south-eastern corner, is shown on the present page. In the trees towards the left the road leads south towards the tower of St Mary’s Church, Staindrop, which is also shown in the painting he developed from this double-page drawing (see under D12297). The panorama also continues to the left with further trees on folio 19 recto (D12278; CLVI 11a).
As now bound and foliated, sketches of the castle and its surroundings fill most of the second half of the sketchbook, from folio 17 recto (D12298; CLVI 22a) to folio 32 recto (D12309; CLVI 28).

Matthew Imms
February 2010

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