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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Scarborough Harbour and Castle from the Weaponness Valley to the South-West c.1816-18

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 13 Recto:
Scarborough Harbour and Castle from the Weaponness Valley to the South-West c.1816–18
D11963
Turner Bequest CLI 11
Pencil on white wove paper, 116 x 182 mm
Watermarked ‘R BAR[NARD] |18[12]’
Inscribed by an unknown hand in red ink ‘11’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in brown ‘CLI 11’ bottom left, descending vertically
Blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram lower centre
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch records the view of Scarborough Harbour and Castle as seen from near the site of the present Weaponness Valley bridge, with a small bridge over the stream in the foreground, and beyond the harbour and lighthouse, with the castle keep above left. Turner notes part of a mill building to the left – possibly the same building as depicted in D11962; Turner Bequest CLI 10.

David Hill
September 2008

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Scarborough Harbour and Castle from the Weaponness Valley to 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-harbour-and-castle-from-the-weaponness-valley-to-r1146990, accessed 26 August 2019.