Turner Bequest CCLXIII 19
Watermark ‘C Ansell | 1828’
Inscribed in red ink ‘19’ bottom right
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom centre
Stamped in black ‘CCLXIII – 19’ bottom right
Shanes notes that Turner has blended and removed colour towards the left using as sponge while the paper was damp, where the ‘tonal delicacy imparts a limitless feeling of space and a powerful sense of mystery’1 in conjunction with the silhouetted tower. The sheet is laid down on another of white wove paper, trimmed to exactly the same (slightly irregular) size.
Blank, save for inscriptions: in pencil AB [?168] P M’ bottom right; in pencil ‘26’ in circle at centre and ‘CCLXIII – 19’ centre right; stamped in black with Turner Bequest monogram above ‘CCLXIII–19’ bottom centre; and in pencil ‘D25141’ bottom right.
How to cite
Matthew Imms, ‘?Cilgerran Castle c.1828 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, December 2013, https://www