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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Caerphilly Castle: Part of the Ruins, with the Hanging Tower 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 31 Verso:
Caerphilly Castle: Part of the Ruins, with the Hanging Tower 1798
D01737
Turner Bequest XLII 62
Pencil and gouache on buff laid paper, 174 x 125 mm
Stamped in black ‘XLII – 62’ bottom left
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The drawing is continued on folio 32 recto opposite (D01738; Turner Bequest XLII 63), where the inscribed ‘C’ confirms the identification as Caerphilly. Other drawings of the castle are in the 1798 Cyfarthfa sketchbook (Tate D01636, D01637, D01639; Turner Bequest XLI 8, 9, 10a); and elsewhere in the present book, on folios 1 verso–2 recto and 3 recto (D01677–D01678, D01680; Turner Bequest XLII 2–3, 5).

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Caerphilly Castle: Part of the Ruins, with the Hanging Tower 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-caerphilly-castle-part-of-the-ruins-with-the-hanging-tower-r1173933, accessed 29 May 2022.