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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Norham Village and Castle c.1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Norham Village and Castle c.1797
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIX 1
Pencil and watercolour on white laid card, 79 x 121 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom left
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXIX 1’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This small drawing on card is apparently one of the series of little antiquarian views that Turner and Thomas Girtin (1775–1802) executed after James Moore and from other sources, perhaps for use in an almanac (Tate; Turner Bequest CCCLXXIX). Turner made several important watercolours, and one oil painting, of Norham Castle with the River Tweed in the foreground, but this is his only view of the village street itself. See the 1797 North of England sketchbook (Tate D00966; Turner Bequest XXXIV 57) and a separate sheet, Tate D00682 (Turner Bequest XXVII U).

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Norham Village and Castle c.1797 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 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-norham-village-and-castle-r1174998, accessed 07 July 2022.