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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Wigmore Castle, Herefordshire, from the South 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 99 Recto:
Wigmore Castle, Herefordshire, from the South 1798
Turner Bequest XXXVIII 64
Pencil on white wove paper, 332 x 229 mm
Watermark ‘1794 | J Whatman
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram below right of centre
Stamped in black ‘XXXVIII 64’ bottom left, descending vertically
Wigmore Castle, originally large, dates from the twelfth century and later and is comprehensively ruined, but makes a number of picturesque compositions on its hill away from the little village of Wigmore, north of Leominster in the north of Herefordshire. Another study which probably shows it is the slight sketch on the following leaf, folio 100 recto (D01319; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 65).
Technical notes:
There are paint smears along the edges of the page and a band of colour along the outer edge (below the drawing) from where wash was applied to the watercolour on folio 98 recto (D01343; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 89).
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Wigmore Castle, Herefordshire, from the South 1798 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 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-wigmore-castle-herefordshire-from-the-south-r1173239, accessed 24 October 2021.