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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Morpeth: The Castle Gatehouse from the North 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 28 Verso:
Morpeth: The Castle Gatehouse from the North 1801
D02509
Turner Bequest LIII 28a
Pencil on white wove paper, 162 x 112 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject is continued on folio 29 recto opposite (D02510). This is one of six views in this sketchbook of the gatehouse, almost all that survives, of the mid–fourteenth century castle at Morpeth. It was repaired in the sixteenth century and largely restored in the nineteenth. Finberg erroneously refers to the structure as a ‘Peel castle’,1 meaning presumably a Pele tower.
The other views are on folio 29 verso, 30 recto, 31 recto, 31 verso–32 recto and 33 recto (D02511–D02516).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Finberg 1909, I, p.134.

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Morpeth: The Castle Gatehouse from the North 1801 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 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-morpeth-the-castle-gatehouse-from-the-north-r1178531, accessed 20 October 2021.