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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Scarborough Castle from the South-West c.1816-18

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 10 Recto:
Scarborough Castle from the South-West c.1816–18
D11961
Turner Bequest CLI 9
Pencil on white wove paper, 116 x 182 mm
Inscribed by an unknown hand in red ink ‘9’, bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in brown ‘CLI 9’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch records the view of Scarborough Castle from the vicinity of the present Weaponness Valley Road, about half a mile south-west of the valley bridge.
It is not quite clear why folios 8 and 9 of Finberg’s 1909 pagination (Tate D11960, D11961) have been reversed in the present binding. The general progression of these sketches is towards the castle and harbour, and the present sketch is a closer view than D11960.
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David Hill
September 2008

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Scarborough Castle from the South-West 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-from-the-south-west-r1146987, accessed 21 September 2019.