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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Gatehouse, Egremont Castle 1809

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 36 Recto:
The Gatehouse, Egremont Castle 1809
Turner Bequest CX 36
Pencil on white laid paper, 116 x 185 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘36’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CX 36’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For Egremont Castle and views in this sketchbook see Introduction and note to folio 26 (D07567). Here, Turner has drawn the castle’s best-preserved feature, its gatehouse, from inside the walls. Today, the outer side of the gatehouse has been somewhat reduced in height and has lost the pointed top that Turner shows in other views in this and also his Petworth sketchbook (Tate D07531 and D07532; Turner Bequest CIX 19, 20).

David Blayney Brown
August 2009

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘The Gatehouse, Egremont Castle 1809 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2009, 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-the-gatehouse-egremont-castle-r1135694, accessed 29 January 2020.