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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?The Ruins of Helmsey Castle on a Hill above the River Rye 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Recto:
?The Ruins of Helmsey Castle on a Hill above the River Rye 1801
D05079
Turner Bequest LXXXII 6
Pencil on white wove paper, 161 x 256 mm
Inscribed in pencil ‘4’ bottom right, descending vertically
Blind–stamped with Turner Bequest monogram below right of centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘6’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘LXXXII – 6’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally. For Helmsley Castle see under folio 3 recto (D05076).
The Turner scholar C.F. Bell suggested that the rectos of folios 7–12 (D05080–D05084, D05086) have views of Barnard Castle, County Durham.1 An alternative identification for the sequence is Pickering, on the road between Helmsley and Scarborough.
1
Undated MS note by C.F. Bell (died 1966) in a copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, I, p.219.
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘?The Ruins of Helmsey Castle on a Hill above the River Rye 1801 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-the-ruins-of-helmsey-castle-on-a-hill-above-the-river-rye-r1178647, accessed 15 June 2021.