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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Pevensey Castle; Below the Gatehouse c.1806-10

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 15 Recto:
Pevensey Castle; Below the Gatehouse circa 1806–10
Turner Bequest XCI 15
Pencil and white chalk on cream wove paper, prepared with a buff wash, 128 x 201 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘15’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XCI 15’ bottom left, descending vertically
Blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram, lower right of centre
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject is certainly Pevensey. The gatehouse on the south-west corner of the castle is seen from below. For Pevensey Castle in this sketchbook see notes to folio 13 (D05630).

David Blayney Brown
March 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Pevensey Castle; Below the Gatehouse c.1806–10 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2011, 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-pevensey-castle-below-the-gatehouse-r1130942, accessed 14 April 2021.