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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Caernarvon Castle, with the Eagle Tower, from the West 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Caernarvon Castle, with the Eagle Tower, from the West 1798
D01885
Turner Bequest XLIV I
Pencil on white card, 152 x 181 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom centre
Inscribed in pencil ‘I’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XLIV – I’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
In this sketch and Tate D01884 (Turner Bequest XLIV H), Turner circles the great structure examining it from unusual angles, and drawing with considerable care albeit on the small scale of this series of studies on pasteboard.
Verso:
Blank; blind-stamped lower left centre with Turner Bequest monogram

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Caernarvon Castle, with the Eagle Tower, from the West 1798 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-caernarvon-castle-with-the-eagle-tower-from-the-west-r1174975, accessed 20 October 2021.