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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Warwick: The Castle across the River Avon, with the Town Beyond 1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 40 Recto:
Warwick: The Castle across the River Avon, with the Town Beyond 1830
D22050
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 40
Pencil on white wove paper, 120 x 203 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘House’ right of centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘40’ bottom left, upside down
Stamped in black ‘CCXXXVIII – 40’ top left, upside down
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, Warwick Castle seen to the west with the Avon Bridge, the tower of St Mary’s Church and St Nicholas’s Church, from the south side of the river in the vicinity of Myton Road; St Nicholas’s appears as a continuation on folio 39 verso opposite (D22049). Commentators have mentioned this ‘assured and fluent’ drawing1 in the context of the subsequent watercolour of the castle from the bridge itself discussed under folio 38 verso (D22047).2

Matthew Imms
August 2013

1
Hamilton 2003, p.150.
2
See Hawcroft 1966, p.27, Shanes 1979, p.156, Hartley 1984, p.48, and Nugent and Croal 1997, p.84.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Warwick: The Castle across the River Avon, with the Town Beyond 1830 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-warwick-the-castle-across-the-river-avon-with-the-town-r1148691, accessed 28 November 2021.