Joseph Mallord William Turner

Raby Castle: The West Front

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 x 328 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D12292
Turner Bequest CLVI 19

Catalogue entry

The drawing is confined to the left-hand side of the page, and show trees in the park south of Raby Castle, viewed from the west. The castellations on the left mark the south-west corner of the retaining wall which encircles the castle, seen in full on folio 30 verso (D12290; CLVI 18), with which the present sketch is continuous.
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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