Joseph Mallord William Turner

Scarborough Castle from the South-West

c.1816–18

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 116 x 182 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11961
Turner Bequest CLI 9

Catalogue entry

This sketch records the view of Scarborough Castle from the vicinity of the present Weaponness Valley Road, about half a mile south-west of the valley bridge.
It is not quite clear why folios 8 and 9 of Finberg’s 1909 pagination (Tate D11960, D11961) have been reversed in the present binding. The general progression of these sketches is towards the castle and harbour, and the present sketch is a closer view than D11960.
Verso:
Blank

David Hill
September 2008

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