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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Norham Castle: Colour Study 1797-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Norham Castle: Colour Study 1797–8
Turner Bequest L C
Pencil and watercolour with stopping- and scraping-out on white wove paper, 542 x 748 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram twice, bottom left and bottom right
Stamped in black ‘L – C’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Like Tate D02343 (Turner Bequest L B), this is a study for a finished watercolour that exists in two versions, in a private collection)1 and at The Higgins Bedford.2
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.324 no.225.
Ibid., pp.324–5 no.226.
Technical notes:
The sheet is rubbed and dirty.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Norham Castle: Colour Study 1797–8 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-norham-castle-colour-study-r1150275, accessed 29 November 2021.