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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Ruined Castle above a Rocky Slope 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 37 Verso:
A Ruined Castle above a Rocky Slope 1798
D01749
Turner Bequest XLII 74
Pencil on buff laid paper, 174 x 125 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘O’ bottom left
Stamped in black ‘XLII – 74’ top right upside down
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the drawing is continued on folio 38 recto opposite (D01750; Turner Bequest XLI 75). It is evidently another view of the castle drawn on folios 36 verso– 37 recto (D01747–D01748; Turner Bequest XLI 72–73).

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Ruined Castle above a Rocky Slope 1798 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-ruined-castle-above-a-rocky-slope-r1173945, accessed 28 October 2021.