Joseph Mallord William Turner

Tancarville Castle

?1829

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 107 × 156 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23795
Turner Bequest CCLIII 49 a

Catalogue entry

The page contains a rough sketch, drawn horizontally, of castle buildings on a rocky outcrop. Finberg identified this sketch as ‘Tancarville Castle’,1 and this location has been confirmed.2 Turner concentrates on details of the buildings such as the rounded tower and rectangular building on the right, and the ruined structure on the left. Vegetation is indicated only with simple lines. (For further information on the castle, see under folio 46 recto, D23788.)

Caroline South
May 2017

1
Finberg 1909, II, p.770.
2
Guillaud and others 1981, fig.658, p.325; ?Ian Warrell, ‘Turner on the Seine: Topographical Index’, c.1999, Prints and Drawings Room, Tate Britain (printout in copy of Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999), p.5.

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