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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Arundel Castle c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 70 Recto:
Arundel Castle c.1824
D18420
Turner Bequest CCX 64
Pencil on white wove paper, 75 x 118 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘Road’ top centre towards left
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘64’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CCX 64’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The principal drawing is a prospect of Arundel, West Sussex, a town situated on the banks of the River Arun and dominated by the ninth-century Arundel Castle (see Tate D18418; Turner Bequest CCX 63). There is a separate view of the Arun Valley with a ‘Road’ leading through a tree-lined ridge rendered above the main drawing.
These sketches are associated with Turner’s watercolour designs for W.B. Cooke’s Rivers of England: Arundel Castle on the River Arun, with a Rainbow (Tate D18139; Turner Bequest CCVIII F) and Arundel Castle on the River Arun (Tate D18140; Turner Bequest CCVIII G). 1
For other sketches of Arundel Castle in this book see Tate D18419–D18461; Turner Bequest CCX 63–84a. See also Tate D22819–D22820, D22847–D22848, D22881–D22884, D22887, D22900–D22901, D22936, D23002–D23010; Turner Bequest CCXLV 21a–22, 38a–39, 60a–62, 63a, 70a–71, CCXLVI 22, 86a–91.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2015

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See Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Arundel Castle on the River Arun, with a Rainbow c.1824–5 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, August 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-arundel-castle-on-the-river-arun-with-a-rainbow-r1146205 and Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Arundel Castle, on the River Arun c.1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, August 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-arundel-castle-on-the-river-arun-r1146206

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Arundel Castle c.1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-arundel-castle-r1181307, accessed 05 March 2021.