Joseph Mallord William Turner

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


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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 232 × 328 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856

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).
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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