Joseph Mallord William Turner

Scarborough Castle and South Bay, from the Foot of the Weaponness Valley

c.1816–18

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 116 × 182 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11965
Turner Bequest CLI 12

Catalogue entry

This sketch is taken from near the bottom of the present Ramshill road, looking towards the site of the present Scarborough Rotunda museum (built 1829), and the Grand Hotel above (built 1863). There are some old buildings visible in the foreground, possibly connected with some early spa springs. The large hotel building above at the top left is still present, situated at the east end of Cliff Bridge Terrace. The chimneys of that building are continued on the opposite page (D11964; Turner Bequest CLI 11a) and the whole view is effectively extended to the right on the following page (D11966; Turner Bequest CLI 13).
Verso:
Blank, except for an inscription in red ink bleeding through from recto, upper left

David Hill
September 2008

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