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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Ruined Castle on a Hill, Seen beyond Trees 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 40 Recto:
A Ruined Castle on a Hill, Seen beyond Trees 1801
D05117
Turner Bequest LXXXII 40
Pencil on white wove paper, 161 x 256 mm
Inscribed in pencil ‘37’ bottom right, descending vertically
Blind–stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘40’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘LXXXII – 40’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally. It is one of a sequence of views of medieval ruins, with the rectos of folios 41–45 and 47–49 (D05118–D05122, D05124–D05126), which have not been satisfactorily identified. Some may relate to the tower of Old Hawarden Castle or to Beeston Castle on its prominent hill; see folios 53 recto and verso, 54 recto and 60 recto (D05131–D05133, D05139).
Verso:
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Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Ruined Castle on a Hill, Seen beyond 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-ruined-castle-on-a-hill-seen-beyond-trees-r1178686, accessed 28 October 2020.