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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Witton Castle, with Witton Tower, Witton-le-Wear, across the Wear Valley Beyond 1817

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 18 Recto:
Witton Castle, with Witton Tower, Witton-le-Wear, across the Wear Valley Beyond 1817
D12340
Turner Bequest CLVII 18
Pencil on white wove paper, 116 x 185 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘18’ top left, upside down (now very faint)
Stamped in black ‘CLVII – 18’ top left, upside down
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This view of Witton Castle is part of a double-page drawing, which also shows Witton-le-Wear to the north-east on folio 17 verso opposite (D12339); there is also a slight continuation on folio 19 recto (D12341). On the present page the castle is seen from the hillside to its east, with the Wear Valley below to the right. For the history and situation of the building, see the entry for folio 17 recto (D12338), a sketch from nearer on the same side.
Verso:
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Matthew Imms
February 2010

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Witton Castle, with Witton Tower, Witton-le-Wear, across the Wear Valley Beyond 1817 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-witton-castle-with-witton-tower-witton-le-wear-across-the-r1139341, accessed 28 November 2020.