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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Peveril Castle and Castleton from the West ?1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 47 Verso:
Peveril Castle and Castleton from the West ?1831
Turner Bequest CCXXXIX 47a
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 191 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘to Castl[...]’ and ‘[...]’ centre left, ‘P’ four times from centre left to centre, and ‘Rd to Castl[...]’ bottom right, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
There are two similar views here, along the valley to Castleton and Peveril Castle above it, looking west as Ian Warrell has noted.1 Turner’s series of ‘P’ inscriptions is obscure. The note at the bottom right relates to a slight continuation from the nearby views on folio 48 recto opposite (D22239). For other views of the village, the castle and Peak Cavern, see under folio 1 verso (D22152).

Matthew Imms
April 2014

Ian Warrell, notes from 1993 and later in Tate catalogue files.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Peveril Castle and Castleton from the West ?1831 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-peveril-castle-and-castleton-from-the-west-r1148884, accessed 07 December 2021.