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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Dudley Castle: The Keep from the South, with the Sharington Range Beyond 1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 71 Recto:
Dudley Castle: The Keep from the South, with the Sharington Range Beyond 1830
D22109
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 69
Pencil on white wove paper, 120 x 203 mm
Partial watermark ‘nard | 20’
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘69’ bottom left, upside down
Stamped in black ‘CCXXXVIII – 69’ top left, upside down
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the surviving inner face of the north side of Dudley Castle’s ruined keep is in the foreground, with the southern corner of the Sharington Range to the north-east below and beyond to the right; the drawing continues a little further to the right on folio 70 verso opposite (D22108; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 68a).
For other views of Dudley see under folio 23 recto (D22016).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Dudley Castle: The Keep from the South, with the Sharington Range Beyond 1830 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-dudley-castle-the-keep-from-the-south-with-the-sharington-r1148750, accessed 16 January 2021.