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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Scarborough Castle and South Bay, from the Foot of the Weaponness Valley c.1816-18

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Recto:
Scarborough Castle and South Bay, from the Foot of the Weaponness Valley c.1816–18
D11965
Turner Bequest CLI 12
Pencil on white wove paper, 116 x 182 mm
Watermarked ‘[BAR]NARD | [18]12’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Bon[?]’ left
Inscribed by an unknown hand in red ink ‘12’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in brown ‘CLI 12’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch is taken from near the bottom of the present Ramshill road, looking towards the site of the present Scarborough Rotunda museum (built 1829), and the Grand Hotel above (built 1863). There are some old buildings visible in the foreground, possibly connected with some early spa springs. The large hotel building above at the top left is still present, situated at the east end of Cliff Bridge Terrace. The chimneys of that building are continued on the opposite page (D11964; Turner Bequest CLI 11a) and the whole view is effectively extended to the right on the following page (D11966; Turner Bequest CLI 13).
Verso:
Blank, except for an inscription in red ink bleeding through from recto, upper left

David Hill
September 2008

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Scarborough Castle and South Bay, from the Foot of the Weaponness Valley c.1816–18 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2008, 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-scarborough-castle-and-south-bay-from-the-foot-of-the-r1146992, accessed 19 August 2019.