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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Lydford Castle and St Petroc's Church 1814

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 38 Recto:
Lydford Castle and St Petroc’s Church 1814
Turner Bequest CXXXII 38
Pencil on white wove paper, 90 x 152 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘38’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXXXII – 38’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This very slight sketch shows the profiles of Lydford Castle and the adjacent St Petroc’s Church, looking north across the upper end of Lydford Gorge There is a similar sketch on folio 37 recto (D09520). For other views around Lydford, see under folio 28 recto (D09510).

Matthew Imms
June 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Lydford Castle and St Petroc’s Church 1814 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2014, 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-lydford-castle-and-st-petrocs-church-r1147066, accessed 30 November 2021.