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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Lewes Castle and Town from the West c.1806-10

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 32 Recto:
Lewes Castle and Town from the West circa 1806–10
Turner Bequest XCI 32
Pencil and white chalk on cream wove paper, prepared with a buff wash, 128 x 201 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘32’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XCI 32’ bottom left, descending vertically
Blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram, lower left of centre
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The identification of Lewes is correctly given by Edward Croft-Murray in pencil annotations to a copy of Finberg now in Tate’s Library. The view looks east towards the castle, from a spot near what is now Bradford Road. For Lewes in this sketchbook see note to folio 31 (D05648).
Blank, with a splash of ink or grey wash

David Blayney Brown
March 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Lewes Castle and Town from the West c.1806–10 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2011, 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-lewes-castle-and-town-from-the-west-r1130959, accessed 15 January 2021.