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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Spofforth Castle and Church from the West 1816

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Recto:
Spofforth Castle and Church from the West 1816
D10870
Turner Bequest CXLIV 2
Pencil on white wove paper, 97 x 154 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Spofforth’ bottom right
Very faint trace of an inscription in red ink, possibly by John Ruskin, bottom right, and another,
‘2’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXLIV 2’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is a more distant view of Spofforth Castle than appears opposite (D10869; Turner Bequest CXLV 1a; see catalogue notes).

David Hill
January 2009

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Spofforth Castle and Church from the West 1816 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2009, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2013, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-spofforth-castle-and-church-from-the-west-r1144057, accessed 04 December 2021.