© Tate, London 2019 | Licence: CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 (Unported)
© Tate, London 2019 | Licence: CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 (Unported)

Richmond, Yorkshire

ca. 1816-1820

Joseph Mallord William Turner

From the collection

Title

Richmond, Yorkshire

Date

ca. 1816-1820

Description

This colour study shows the Norman castle at Richmond in Yorkshire, and the bridge over the River Swale. Turner visited Richmond in 1816. However, he had sketched the same view nineteen years earlier, when he visited the town in 1797, so this study may have been made by referring to his old sketchbook. Turner often developed watercolours from sketches made years earlier. This study was not carried any further and no completed watercolour of Richmond was made from it.
Gallery label, August 2004

Medium: Watercolour on paper
Credit line: 'Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856'

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Location

Richmond Castle, Richmond, North Yorkshire, England

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Pinpoint

Medium

Credits

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Image Credit

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