Joseph Mallord William Turner

Twizel Castle among Trees beyond a Single-Arched Bridge over the Till

1801

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 162 × 112 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02569
Turner Bequest LIII 68 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the subject is continued on folio 69 recto opposite (D02570). Twizel Castle, above the road bridge at Cornhill upon Tweed, is a Gothick folly, built around the core of a medieval fortalice in the 1770s by Sir Francis Blake. It is some four miles south–west of Norham. The structure remained intact until the early years of the twentieth century, but is now a ruin.
There are further drawings of Twizel on folios 92 verso–93 recto and 99 verso (D02599–D02600, D02611).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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