Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Ruined Gateway of a Castle

1801

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 × 164 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02780
Turner Bequest LIV 100 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the subject is continued on folio 101 recto opposite (D02781). The castle is perhaps that shown on folios 99 verso–100 recto (D02778–D02778). Finberg suggested that these are the ruins of Pickering Castle,1 but this does not seem to be the case.
1
See Finberg 1909, I, p.139.
Technical notes:
The touches of white gouache used for highlights have oxidised and darkened.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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