Joseph Mallord William Turner

Scarborough Castle, from above the North Bay

c.1816–18

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 117 × 180 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11929
Turner Bequest CL 12

Catalogue entry

Turner’s viewpoint here is from the cliffs above the north bay at Scarborough, near the junction of the present Queen’s Parade with Albert Road, from the north-west rather than the north as stated by Finberg. It records similar material to another sketch in the sequence (D11949; Turner Bequest CL 30) but from a more distant viewpoint. The view from the same spot, but looking in a northerly direction, is recorded in another sketch (D11927; Turner Bequest CL 11). These sketches are separated in the present pagination, but the connection suggests that the numbering given by Finberg might have corresponded to their original order.
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David Hill
September 2008

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