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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Bishop Auckland: Auckland Castle and the Wear Valley 1817

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 27 Verso:
Bishop Auckland: Auckland Castle and the Wear Valley 1817
D12306
Turner Bequest CLVI 26a
Pencil on white wove paper, 232 x 328 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This slight view south-west to Auckland Castle (indicated by the pinnacles of St Peter’s Chapel at the top left) and Newton Cap Bridge over the River Wear is from a similar angle as the double-page drawing overleaf on folios 26 verso and 27 recto (D12304, D12305; Turner Bequest CLVI 25a–26). As now bound and foliated, these Bishop Auckland views fall among the sketches of Raby Castle and its surroundings which fill the rest of the second half of the sketchbook, from folio 17 recto (D12298; CLVI 22a) to folio 32 recto (D12309; CLVI 28).
There is also a two-page view from a little further south on folios 15 verso–16 recto (D12294, D12307; CLVI 20–27), the entries for which include details of further views of the site in Turner’s contemporary Durham, North Shore sketchbook.

Matthew Imms
February 2010

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Bishop Auckland: Auckland Castle and the Wear Valley 1817 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2010, 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-bishop-auckland-auckland-castle-and-the-wear-valley-r1139503, accessed 25 November 2020.