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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Cockermouth Castle: the South Curtain Wall from the River Cocker 1809

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Cockermouth Castle: the South Curtain Wall from the River Cocker 1809
D07529
Turner Bequest CIX 17
Pencil on white wove paper, 229 x 374 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Dark and clear’ on water at left of centre
Stamped in black ‘CIX 17’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For Cockermouth Castle and views from this sketchbook see Introduction. The view here is from the River Cocker, whose waters Turner describes, towards the south curtain wall. The round (archers’) tower is at left, the bell tower and distant kitchen tower (on the north side) towards the centre and the flag tower at right.
Verso:
Blank. Laid down.

David Blayney Brown
August 2009

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Cockermouth Castle: the South Curtain Wall from the River Cocker 1809 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2009, 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-cockermouth-castle-the-south-curtain-wall-from-the-river-r1135643, accessed 15 May 2021.