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 53 Recto:
Penrith Castle 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 53
Pencil on white wove paper, 94 x 74 mm
Inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin ‘53’ top right running vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLXIV – 53’ top right running vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This small outline sketch, made with the sketchbook turned to the left, shows the ruins of Penrith Castle standing on a square mound of earth as seen from the north-east. There are further sketches of the castle on folios 34 verso, 41 verso, 48 verso and 49 of this sketchbook (D25590, D25603, D25617, D25618).

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-r1133985, accessed 30 October 2020.