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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Prudhoe Castle from the Tyne Valley 1817

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 79 Verso:
Prudhoe Castle from the Tyne Valley 1817
Turner Bequest CLVII 79a
Pencil on white wove paper, 116 x 185 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner’s viewpoint is the north bank of the River Tyne, looking south-west towards Prudhoe Castle from opposite the small island in the river half way between Howdene Bridge and the Hermitage along the road between Wylam and Ovingham. The bank is now wooded at this point.
The profile of the wooded island on the left is carried a little way onto folio 80 recto opposite (D12421). There are other views of the castle from across the Tyne on folios 77 verso–78 recto, 78 verso–79 recto and 80 verso–81 recto (D12416–D12419, D12422, D12423), and from close up on folios 89 verso, 90 verso, 91 verso, 92 verso and 93 verso (D12440, D12442, D12444, D12446, D12448). For the history of the building and Turner’s later watercolour, see the entry for D12417.

Matthew Imms
February 2010

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Prudhoe Castle from the Tyne Valley 1817 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2010, 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-prudhoe-castle-from-the-tyne-valley-r1139421, accessed 06 December 2021.