Joseph Mallord William Turner

Richmond, Yorkshire

c.1816–20

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 391 x 485 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17198
Turner Bequest CXCVII H

Display caption

This colour study shows the Norman castle at Richmond in Yorkshire, and
the bridge over the River Swale.

 

Turner visited Richmond in 1816. However, he had sketched the same view nineteen years earlier, when he visited the town
in 1797, so this study may have been made by referring to his old sketchbook. Turner often developed watercolours
from sketches made years earlier. This study was not carried any further and
no completed watercolour of Richmond was made from it.

 

Gallery label, August 2004

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