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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Barnard Castle 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 32 Verso:
Barnard Castle 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 32a
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 187 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
From across the River Tees to the west, is the Durham town of Barnard Castle, here dominated by the cylindrical tower and remains of the Great Hall of the castle. The tower of St Mary’s Church is also identifiable behind other buildings at the right of the sketch.
From here Turner walked north along the river to make another sketch of the castle on folio 33 (D25825). See folio 32 (D25823) for more information and references to further views of the castle.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Barnard Castle 1831 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2009, 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-barnard-castle-r1134191, accessed 24 May 2022.