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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner General View of Carew Castle from the North 1795

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 26 Recto:
General View of Carew Castle from the North 1795
Turner Bequest XXVI 25
Pencil on white wove paper, 203 x 264 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘25’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXVI 25’ bottom right, descending vertically
Carew is among the finest castles of Wales, yet it receives only a cursory mention in the itinerary at the front of this book (D40554), where it is said to be ‘2 Miles from Pembroke’; in fact the distance is about ten miles. This drawing was later used for a subject in the series Picturesque Views in England and Wales (Manchester Art Gallery),1 engraved in 1832. There is a copy of Turner’s pencil drawing in the Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Another study of the castle is on folio 25 recto (D00577; Turner Bequest XXVI 24), and on folio 27 recto (D00579; XXVI 26) Turner made a drawing of the castle mill.
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally.
Wilton 1979, pp.399–400 no.851, reproduced.
Technical notes:
The sheet is discoloured from prolonged display.
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘176 [‘I’ or ‘J’]’ | ‘Next to “Carew Castle Mill” in book | 798’; and, in another hand in pencil ‘2’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘General View of Carew Castle from the North 1795 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, 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-general-view-of-carew-castle-from-the-north-r1140905, accessed 29 May 2022.