Causey Arch, Badgers Wood, Stanley, England
Joseph Mallord William Turner
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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