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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Newark Castle 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 79 Recto:
Newark Castle 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 81
Pencil on off-white wove writing paper, 185 x 113 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘SE’ bottom
Inscribed in blue ink ‘81’ top left running vertically and ‘271’ top right running vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLXVII – 81’ top right running vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned to the left are three views of Newark Castle. The top half of the page contains a view made from the Yarrow Water to the south-east of the castle (there is another view from the south-east on folio 79 verso; D26671; CCLXVII 81a). Beneath this are close-up profile views of the castle from the south and east, labelled ‘SE’. Turner’s methodical approach to recording the castle is demonstrated by the fact that he recorded the north and west profiles on folio 78 (D26088; CCLXVII 80).
For more information on Turner’s visit to and depictions of Newark, see folio 77 (D26066; CCLXVII 79).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Newark Castle 1831 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2009, 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-newark-castle-r1134438, accessed 25 April 2019.