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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Allington Castle, near Maidstone, Seen across the Moat 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 77 Verso:
Allington Castle, near Maidstone, Seen across the Moat 1798
D00643
Turner Bequest XXVI 83v
Pencil on white wove paper, 203 x 264 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘X’ on central chimney, ‘[‘T’ or ‘Y’]’ on second gable, and ‘[?P]’ on gable to right
The late thirteenth-century manor house at Allington, built by Stephen de Penchester and licensed for crenellation in 1281, was enlarged and modified in a domestic style by Sir Henry Wyatt in the early sixteenth century. It is these extensions that lend the present castle its picturesque qualities (though it had fallen into dilapidation by the early twentieth century was largely reconstructed between 1905 and 1929).
Three further views of Allington Castle are on folios 84 recto, 85 recto and 87 recto (D00654, D00655, D00657; Turner Bequest XXVI 92, 93, 95).
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Allington Castle, near Maidstone, Seen across the Moat 1798 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-allington-castle-near-maidstone-seen-across-the-moat-r1140964, accessed 26 May 2022.