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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Morlais Castle, with a Road and River in a Gorge in the Foreground 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Morlais Castle, with a Road and River in a Gorge in the Foreground 1798
D01634
Turner Bequest XLI 6
Pencil on white wove paper, 289 x 455 mm
Watermark ‘1794 | J Whatman
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Castle Melis’ bottom right
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XLI – 6’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is one of two studies in this book made at Morlais, just north of Merthyr Tydfil. The other is D01633 (Turner Bequest XLI 5).
Technical notes:
The paper is slightly discoloured.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed in a later hand in pencil ‘42’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Morlais Castle, with a Road and River in a Gorge in the Foreground 1798 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-morlais-castle-with-a-road-and-river-in-a-gorge-in-the-r1173254, accessed 19 October 2021.