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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Karden, with St Castor's Church and the Burghaus, Looking Upstream 1839

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 11 Verso:
Karden, with St Castor’s Church and the Burghaus, Looking Upstream 1839
D28558
Turner Bequest CCXCI 11 a
Pencil on cream laid writing paper, 100 x 156 mm
Watermarked with French imperial eagle
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With its ‘three lofty belfries... high gables and lengthened roofs in the Romanesque style’, the profile of the Church of St Castor is depicted here, rendered in tentative line behind the Burghaus at Karden’s waterfront. Quin describes the Burghaus’ turreted and ‘castellated’ architecture, with its multiple ‘projecting towers’, as: ‘probably intended to be the palace of some “baron bold”, though never completed for that purpose’.1 Both landmarks are found on folio 10 verso of this sketchbook (Tate D28556; Turner Bequest CCXCI 10a) and in a gouache drawing on blue paper (Tate D24709; Turner Bequest CCLIX 144).

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

1
Michael Joseph Quin, Steam voyages on the Seine, the Moselle, & the Rhine, London 1843, p.53

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Karden, with St Castor’s Church and the Burghaus, Looking Upstream 1839 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, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-karden-with-st-castors-church-and-the-burghaus-looking-r1150842, accessed 17 January 2022.