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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Raby Castle and Park: Views from the South-East; with a Continuation of a View from the North 1817

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 24 Verso:
Raby Castle and Park: Views from the South-East; with a Continuation of a View from the North 1817
D12281
Turner Bequest CLVI 13
Pencil on white wove paper, 232 x 328 mm
Watermark ‘J Whatman | 1816’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Raby from the Auckland Road’ bottom centre
Inscribed in pencil ‘13’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CLVI 13’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The upper and lower views on the left-hand two-thirds of the page are from similar viewpoints, looking north-west to the castle, with the flagpole above Bulmer’s Tower in each case at the nearest angle of the building. They are divided by a horizontal pencil line. The Barnard Castle-Bishop Auckland Road runs north-south about a quarter of a mile east of the castle. To the right, divided from the two horizontal compositions by vertical lines, is a study of trees which appears to be a continuation of the view of the castle on folio 25 verso (D12283; CLVI 14).
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: Views from the South-East; with a Continuation of a View from the North 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-views-from-the-south-east-with-a-r1139497, accessed 26 September 2021.