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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Brough Castle, Cumbria 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 35 Recto:
Brough Castle, Cumbria 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 35
Pencil on white wove paper, 74 x 94 mm
Inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin ‘35’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLXIV – 35’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
What appears to be a single view on this page may in fact be two sketches. We see a landscape with a tower in the middle-distance and mountains in the distance. The tower is likely to be the keep of Brough Castle seen from the north as in folio 36 (D25593), while the mountains are more likely to be the series of fells to the north. Turner therefore seems to have used the same page for sketches looking north and south. The sketch of mountains continues on folio 34 verso (D25590).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Brough Castle, Cumbria 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-brough-castle-cumbria-r1133951, accessed 02 December 2021.