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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

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

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Dunstanburgh Castle from the South 1797–8
Turner Bequest XXXIII S
Pencil, watercolour and gouache on buff laid paper, 198 x 278 mm
Stamped in black ‘XXXIII S’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is a study based on the drawing that Turner made in his North of England sketchbook (Tate D00952; Turner Bequest XXXIV 45). Compare the very similar studies, Tate D01112 and D01114 (Turner Bequest XXXVI R, T). All were presumably made in preparation for the finished watercolour now in a private UK collection.1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.331 no.284.
The sheet laid down on buff wove paper, inscribed ‘Dunstanbro’’.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Dunstanburgh Castle from the South 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-south-r1150268, accessed 14 August 2022.