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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Berwick Castle, Berwick-upon-Tweed 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 28 Verso:
Berwick Castle, Berwick-upon-Tweed 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXV 28a
Pencil on white wove paper, 59 x 96 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch from the north-west of the ruins of Berwick Castle with a mill building at the left foreground is very similar to a study in the Abbotsford sketchbook (Tate D26005; Turner Bequest CCLXVII 46a). The sketch continues slightly onto the top left of folio 29 (D25693) and at the bottom of the present page is a separate sketch, perhaps showing the masts of boats in Berwick harbour.
For other sketches of Berwick in this sketchbook, see folio 13 verso (D25665).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Berwick Castle, Berwick-upon-Tweed 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-berwick-castle-berwick-upon-tweed-r1134056, accessed 07 July 2022.