Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ruins of Castle, ?Brougham, Penrith

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 74 x 94 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25560
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 19 a

Catalogue entry

The sketches of a castle drawn across this page and folio 20 (D25561) have not been identified with any certainty, though they somewhat resemble Brougham Castle near Penrith, which Turner sketched in the Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border sketchbook (Tate D25833; Turner Bequest CCLXVI 37). Part of the difficulty in identifying the sketches is that the three or four sketches across the double-page-spread overlap with each other and it is not certain whether the sketch at the right of the present page continue on folio 20, or if that is a separate drawing.

Thomas Ardill
May 2010

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