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
D23798
Turner Bequest CCLIII 51

Catalogue entry

The page contains a sketch, drawn horizontally, of castle buildings on a rocky hillside. Finberg identified this sketch as ‘Tancarville Castle’,1 and this location has been confirmed.2 In a few simple lines, Turner conveys the shapes of the castle buildings, such the tower on the right. (For further information on the castle, see under folio 46 recto; D23788.)
1
Finberg 1909, II, p.770.
2
?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.
Technical notes:
There is a small brown stain at the upper right of the page, which has also become imprinted onto folio 50 verso opposite (D23797). There is a small hole in the bottom right corner of the page.

Caroline South
May 2017

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