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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Peveril Castle from Various Directions ?1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 42 Verso:
Peveril Castle from Various Directions ?1831
Turner Bequest CCXXXIX 42a
Pencil on white wove paper, 191 x 114 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
As Ian Warrell notes, the most prominent view here, made with the page turned vertically, is of Peveril Castle from the south-west, looking down to Castleton; there is a thumbnail repetition of the composition framed within pencil lines at the top left.1 The rest of the page appears slightly confused. Below, with the page turned horizontally, is a view apparently showing the castle above the ravine approaching Peak Cavern, while there is also some overlap to and from other views of the castle on folio 43 recto opposite (D22230).
For other views of the castle, Castleton 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 from Various Directions ?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-from-various-directions-r1148875, accessed 25 November 2020.