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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Raby Castle and Park from the South 1817

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 18 Verso:
Raby Castle and Park from the South 1817
Turner Bequest CLVI 21
Pencil on white wove paper, 232 x 328 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘174.A’ in circle bottom right
Inscribed in blue pencil ‘184’ top right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The castle is seen to the north in a rapid sketch but with just enough detail to identify the south front with Joan’s Tower on the left and Bulmer’s Tower on the right – compare the close view on folio 29 recto (D12286; CLVI 15a). There is a slightly more finished view from further south on folio 19 verso (D12277; CLVI 11). The present view includes a small bridge, probably over Langley Beck, which now flows through woods to the north of Staindrop.
As now bound and foliated, sketches of the castle and its surroundings fill most of the second half of the sketchbook, from folio 17 recto (D12298; CLVI 22a) to folio 32 recto (D12309; CLVI 28).

Matthew Imms
February 2010

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Raby Castle and Park from the South 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-raby-castle-and-park-from-the-south-r1139485, accessed 15 January 2021.