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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Caister Castle c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 13 Recto:
Caister Castle c.1824
Turner Bequest CCIX 13
Pencil on white wove paper, 115 x 118 mm
Watermarked ‘al[lee] | 18[19]’
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This previously unidentified drawing depicts Caister Castle, located a few kilometres north of Yarmouth. Caister is a fifteenth-century moated castle with a ninety-foot crenellated tower.1 It was constructed for Sir John Fastolf in 1432 but was besieged over thirty years later by the Duke of Norfolk and fell into ruin.2 The castle is depicted again on Tate D18181–D18184, D18201; Turner Bequest CCIX 13a–15, 23a.

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2015


How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Caister Castle c.1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-caister-castle-r1181062, accessed 21 October 2021.