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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Lilburn Tower, Dunstanburgh Castle, with the Sea and a Stormy Sky ?1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 47 Recto:
The Lilburn Tower, Dunstanburgh Castle, with the Sea and a Stormy Sky ?1797
D01212
Turner Bequest XXXVII 95
Pencil, watercolour and gouache with white chalk on blue laid wrapping paper prepared with a red-brown wash, 113 x 93 mm
Stamped in black ‘XXXVII – 95’ top left, upside down
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the composition continues across folio 46 verso opposite (D01211; Turner Bequest XXXVII 94), under which the subject is discussed.

Andrew Wilton
September 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘The Lilburn Tower, Dunstanburgh Castle, with the Sea and a Stormy Sky ?1797 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-the-lilburn-tower-dunstanburgh-castle-with-the-sea-and-a-r1149902, accessed 01 December 2020.