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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Crichton Church and Castle 1818

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 88 Recto:
Crichton Church and Castle 1818
Turner Bequest CLXVII 80
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 186 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ? ‘woods’ [or ‘works’] lower centre left
Inscribed in blue ink ‘80’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CLXVII 80’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Continuing on folio 87 verso (D13731; CLXVII 79a) is a view looking south along the Tyne valley with Crichton Collegiate Church (folio 87 verso) and Crichton Castle. Turner has paid more attention to the church than the castle, having made a detailed sketch of the castle from this angle on folio 86 (D13728; CLXVII 78). There are ruins of several buildings on either side of the vale and an arched bridge across the river.

Thomas Ardill
April 2008

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Crichton Church and Castle 1818 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2008, 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-crichton-church-and-castle-r1132289, accessed 22 January 2022.