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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Penrith Castle and Church; Cattle Grazing 1809

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Recto:
Penrith Castle and Church; Cattle Grazing 1809
D07546
Turner Bequest CX 8
Pencil on white laid paper, 116 x 185 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘8’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CX 8’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The ruins of the fourteenth-century Penrith Castle are in the care of English Heritage. Turner’s view, looking north-east from the grassed-in moat (Finberg’s ‘river’) below the best-preserved corner of the castle towards the town and St Andrew’s Church, is unchanged today. Other views of the castle, taken again from further away, are on folio 10 and 11 of the sketchbook (D07548, D07549).
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David Blayney Brown
August 2009

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Penrith Castle and Church; Cattle Grazing 1809 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 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-penrith-castle-and-church-cattle-grazing-r1135661, accessed 20 January 2021.