J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Castle and River or Bay Seen between Trees 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 37 Recto:
A Castle and River or Bay Seen between Trees 1801
D02655
Turner Bequest LIV 37
Pencil on white wove paper prepared with a mauve-pink ground, 115 x 164 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘37’ top left, upside down
Stamped in black ‘LIV 37’ top left, upside down
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation and perhaps a composition study, this may be based on the sketch on folio 38 recto (D02657). Compare the sketch on the verso (D02656) and the composition study on folio 36 verso (D02654), which seems to be based on it in turn.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Castle and River or Bay Seen between Trees 1801 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-castle-and-river-or-bay-seen-between-trees-r1178841, accessed 23 May 2022.