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 19 Recto:
Witton Castle, with Witton Tower, Witton-le-Wear, across the Wear Valley Beyond 1817
D12341
Turner Bequest CLVII 19
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘19’ top left, upside down (now very faint)
Stamped in black ‘CLVII – 19’ top left, upside down
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Despite Finberg’s description, this is a slight continuation of trees and hills from the view of Witton Castle on folio 18 recto (D12340).

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-r1139342, accessed 28 November 2020.