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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Ruined Castle on a Hill above a River, with a Village below It and a Church Beyond 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 87 Verso:
A Ruined Castle on a Hill above a River, with a Village below It and a Church Beyond 1798
D01441
Turner Bequest XXXIX 82v
Pencil on rough white laid printing paper washed with a pink ground, 170 x 266 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The relationship of castle on hill, town and church tower in this sketch corresponds to the conformation of these features at Montgomery, and it is possible that this is a view there.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Ruined Castle on a Hill above a River, with a Village below It and a Church Beyond 1798 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 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-ruined-castle-on-a-hill-above-a-river-with-a-village-below-r1173676, accessed 18 September 2019.