Joseph Mallord William Turner

Raby Castle: The East Front with Huntsmen, Horses, Hounds and Deer

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
D40726

Catalogue entry

This page is not mentioned in Finberg’s 1909 Inventory.1 There is a very slight continuation, limited to a horizontal line indicating the crest of a rise corresponding to the inner edge of the rough sketch of Raby with deer and huntsmen, on folio 24 recto opposite (D12282; CLVI 13a). Along the edge at centre right are some light squiggles apparently indication foliage, possibly an inadvertent continuation from the view of the castle on folio 25 verso (D12283; CLVI 14). This continuation itself also seems to continue a little onto folio 22 verso (D12288; CLVI 16a).
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).
1
See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.448.
Technical notes:
There is slight offsetting from the heavily drawn horses and riders on the opposite page.

Matthew Imms
February 2010

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