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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Dunstanburgh Castle from the East 1797-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Dunstanburgh Castle from the East 1797–8
Turner Bequest XXXVI R
Pencil, possibly with some white chalk, on buff-grey laid paper, 223 x 292 mm
Stamped in black ‘XXXVI – R’ bottom right
One of several drawings of Dunstanburgh to emerge from Turner’s visit there in 1797 (see Tate D00890, D01113, D01114; Turner Bequest XXXIII S, XXXVI S, T), this is a close view of the gatehouse from below the cliffs to the east, a different angle from the majority of his sketches, which are taken from the south. It is executed on the same buff-grey laid paper that he used for two important studies, one monochrome, the other in colour (D01113 and D00890 respectively).
Technical notes:
The lower right corner of the sheet has been torn away and made good with similar paper.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Dunstanburgh Castle from the East 1797–8 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-dunstanburgh-castle-from-the-east-r1150270, accessed 14 August 2022.