Joseph Mallord William Turner

Saltwood Castle; the Barbican Gate

c.1816–19

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 155 × 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10485
Turner Bequest CXL 39 a

Catalogue entry

For Saltwood Castle in this sketchbook see notes to folio 43 verso (D10481; Turner Bequest CXL 37a). This is a close view of the ruined Barbican Gate which spans the castle moat and takes the driveway from what is now Castle Road slightly to the west. There is no cottage visible here but Turner’s inscription might refer to the building seen in the view from Castle Road on folio 46 (D10486; Turner Bequest CXL 40).

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

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