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In Nikolaus Pevsner’s judgment Warkworth with ‘its bridge, its bridge-tower, then Bridge Street at an angle joining the main street, up a hill to the towering, sharply cut block of the keep, is one of the most exciting sequences of views one can have in England.’1 With the page turned horizontally, Turner crams this series of architectural events into a single composition by standing below the bridge and looking past its series of arches to the town and castle, with its late fourteenth-century central donjon, ‘one of the rare cases where the military engineer happened to be a great architect’.2 Other drawings of Warkworth castle are on folios 40 recto, 41 recto and 42 recto (D00945–D00947; Turner Bequest XXXIV 38, 39, 40).
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.
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