Joseph Mallord William Turner

Views of Carlisle

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 187 × 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25842
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 41 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned to the right are three sketches of Carlisle (see folio 39 verso; D25839). The top and bottom sketches are of Carlisle from the west, and both show the River Eden winding towards the castle in the foreground. There is another sketch of this view on folio 42 (D25843). The top sketch also shows the cathedral. Carlisle Castle is studied from the west in the middle sketch.
For further sketches of Carlisle see folio 39 verso (D25838).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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