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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Barnard Castle: The Castle and Bridge looking Upstream 1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 31 Recto:
Barnard Castle: The Castle and Bridge looking Upstream 1797
D00936
Turner Bequest XXXIV 30
Pencil on white wove paper, 210 x 270 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘X’ on buildings at right
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘30’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XXXIV 30’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject is drawn with the page turned horizontally. Another view of the castle and bridge, taken from upstream, is on folio 30 recto (D00935; Turner Bequest XXXIV 29). See the comments there on Turner’s work in this small town with its late eleventh-century castle at a strategic crossing-point of the River Tees.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Barnard Castle: The Castle and Bridge looking Upstream 1797 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-barnard-castle-the-castle-and-bridge-looking-upstream-r1150092, accessed 26 May 2020.