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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Castle Crag, Borrowdale 1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 31 Recto:
Castle Crag, Borrowdale 1797
Turner Bequest XXXV 21
Pencil on white wove paper, 274 x 370 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Castle Craig’ bottom right
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXXV 21’ bottom left, descending vertically
Turner scholar David Hill says that the view, drawn with the page turned horizontally, is taken looking south, up the valley from a point near Grange, between Derwentwater and Borrowdale village itself. The leaf should follow folio 26 recto (D01079; Turner Bequest XXXV 77), a view along Derwentwater from Grange Fell.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed by A.J. Finberg in pencil ‘141.21 –21’.

Andrew Wilton
August 2010

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Castle Crag, Borrowdale 1797 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-castle-crag-borrowdale-r1150195, accessed 28 September 2021.