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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Cilgerran Castle 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 39 Recto:
Cilgerran Castle 1798
Turner Bequest XXXVIII 28a
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 229 x 332 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom centre
Stamped in black ‘XXXVIII 73’ (sic) bottom left, descending vertically
The castle is drawn from a viewpoint further downstream than that of folio 38 recto (D01279; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 28). Other views of Cilgerran are on the rectos of folios 37, 40 and 41 (D01342, D01354, D01281; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 88, 100, 29).
Finberg listed this subject twice in his 1909 Inventory;1 the superfluous cross-reference entry, Turner Bequest XXXVIII 73, was initially allocated Tate accession number D01327, since cancelled.
Finberg 1909, I, p.85, cross-referenced from 87.
Blank; Finberg’s use of double quotation marks for the title usually indicates his transcribing an inscription, but nothing is now apparent on the sheet; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Cilgerran Castle 1798 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-cilgerran-castle-r1173177, accessed 16 January 2022.