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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Chepstow Castle from the North-West 1792

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Chepstow Castle from the North-West 1792
D00130
Turner Bequest XII A
Pencil on white wove paper, 191 x 274 mm
Watermark ‘J WHATMAN’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Chepstow Castle’ top right
Inscribed in red ink ‘XII.A’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XII A’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
See also the drawing of Chepstow on the verso of this sheet (D40034). For the place of Chepstow in the pictures tour of the Wye that became fashionable in the 1790s see Julian Mitchell’s The Wye Tour and its Artists, the catalogue of an exhibition at Chepstow Museum in 2010.
Technical notes:
The sheet is somewhat irregular, with the bottom edge curving down noticeably towards the left.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Chepstow Castle from the North-West 1792 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, 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-chepstow-castle-from-the-north-west-r1141113, accessed 21 September 2021.