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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Warwick Castle 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Warwick Castle 1798
Turner Bequest XXI C
Pencil and watercolour with stopping-out on white wove paper, 299 x 402 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Based on the pencil study of 1794 (Tate D00328; Turner Bequest XXI B), this is an unfinished watercolour perhaps intended as a companion for a finished view of Pembroke Castle (Tate D01877; Turner Bequest XLIV A). Finberg refers to another contemporary view of Warwick Castle1 (Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester)2 Like other drawings in the present group it exemplifies Turner’s new interest in the stopping-out process at this date.
See Finberg 1909, I, p.32.
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.309 no.79, reproduced.
Blank; not stamped.

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Warwick Castle 1798 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-warwick-castle-r1174969, accessed 21 October 2021.