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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Morpeth: The Castle Gatehouse Seen from the Town, with the Bridge in the Foreground 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 32 Recto:
Morpeth: The Castle Gatehouse Seen from the Town, with the Bridge in the Foreground 1801
D02515
Turner Bequest LIII 32
Pencil on white wove paper, 162 x 112 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘32’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LIII – 32’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
There is a slight continuation of the subject on folio 31 verso opposite (D02514). This is one of a series of views of Morpeth Castle Gatehouse; see under folio 28 verso (D02509).
Turner used this drawing as the basis for the Liber Studiorum engraving published in 1809 (Tate impressions: A00952, A00953); his watercolour design for it is Tate D08126 (Turner Bequest CXVI Y).
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Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Morpeth: The Castle Gatehouse Seen from the Town, with the Bridge in the Foreground 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-seen-from-the-town-with-the-r1178537, accessed 25 November 2020.