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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Kendal Castle from the River Kent 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 15 Verso:
Kendal Castle from the River Kent 1831
D25790
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 15a
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 187 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘ash’ bottom left
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This view of Kendal Castle was made from the River Kent to the west. Figures work on the river bank or perhaps in a boat in the foreground. At the left is one of the bridges over the river, perhaps Nether Bridge.
At the bottom left of the page is a small sketch of Kendal Parish Church (see folio 14; D25787), with the obelisk opposite Kendal Castle (commemorating Castle Howe) at the western side of the town to its right. At the bottom left of this sketch is what looks like a tiny pencil inscription of the word ‘ash’, presumably referring to nearby trees.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Kendal Castle from the River Kent 1831 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2009, 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-kendal-castle-from-the-river-kent-r1134157, accessed 24 June 2021.