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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Castle Ruins c.1810-16

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 63 Verso:
Castle Ruins circa 1810–16
D10298
Turner Bequest CXXXVII 60a
Pencil on white wove paper, 181 x 228 mm
Blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram lower right of centre
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. See note to folio 62 verso (D10296; Turner Bequest CXXXVII 59a) for views thought by Finberg to be of Pevensey Castle, but possibly not. Gerald Wilkinson observes the ‘virtuoso’ drawing of the trees in this example, adding ‘This is a drawing which has never ceased to fascinate me’.1

David Blayney Brown
March 2011

1
Wilkinson 1974, p.157.

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Castle Ruins c.1810–16 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2011, 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-castle-ruins-r1131344, accessed 17 October 2019.