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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Kenilworth Castle ?from the South-East 1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 37 Verso:
Kenilworth Castle ?from the South-East 1830
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 37a
Pencil on white wove paper, 120 x 203 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This slight sketch centres on the Great Tower of Kenilworth Castle, probably seen from the south-east with Leicester’s Building to the left. Most of the sketches between folios 27 recto (D22024) and here show Kenilworth. For the history of the castle and Turner’s subsequent watercolour, which Eric Shanes has described as a ‘synthesis’ of sketches from folio 28 verso (D22027) onwards,1 see under folio 29 recto (D22028).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

Shanes 1979, p.156

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Kenilworth Castle ?from the South-East 1830 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, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-kenilworth-castle-from-the-south-east-r1148686, accessed 29 July 2021.