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
D23799
Turner Bequest CCLIII 51 a

Catalogue entry

The page contains a rough sketch, drawn horizontally, of a castle building. Finberg identified this sketch as ‘Tancarville Castle’,1 and this location has been confirmed.2 In this sketch, Turner concentrates on the machicolated top of the structure known as the Coquesart tower, and on the outlines of other castle buildings on the left, such as the ruined feature immediately to the left of the tower. (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 hole in the top right corner of the page.

Caroline South
May 2017

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