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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Ashby-de-la-Zouch Castle: The Kitchen Block and the Hastings Tower from the South-West, with St Helen's Church Beyond; a Study of Buildings 1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 46 Verso:
Ashby-de-la-Zouch Castle: The Kitchen Block and the Hastings Tower from the South-West, with St Helen’s Church Beyond; a Study of Buildings 1830
D22062
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 46a
Pencil on white wove paper, 120 x 203 mm
Partial watermark ‘R Bar | 18’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Ashby-de-la-Zouch Castle’s ruined kitchen block is the main focus, with the Hastings Tower beyond on the right and the west end of St Helen’s Church beyond to the left. The lower part of the kitchen is now obscured from this angle by a high wall, and the church is hidden by trees.
At the bottom left is a small study of a range of buildings, possibly including a rotunda, but as yet unidentified. For other views of Ashby, see under folio 21 verso (D22012; CCXXXVIII 21).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Ashby-de-la-Zouch Castle: The Kitchen Block and the Hastings Tower from the South-West, with St Helen’s Church Beyond; a Study of Buildings 1830 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-ashby-de-la-zouch-castle-the-kitchen-block-and-the-hastings-r1148703, accessed 23 November 2020.