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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Penrith Castle 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 48 Verso:
Penrith Castle 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 48a
Pencil on white wove paper, 74 x 94 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned to the left and right are two sketches of the ruins of Penrith Castle. With the book turned to the right is a view of the castle ruins from the north, and with the sketchbook turned in the opposite direction is a view from the south-west. Between the two sketches are two outlines of distant hills, presumably the Cumbrian hills to the south.
Other sketches of Penrith Castle appear on folios 34 verso, 41 verso, 49 and 53 (D25590, D25604, D25618, D25625).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Penrith 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-penrith-castle-r1133977, accessed 01 December 2020.