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Collection of the Guild of St George, Museums Sheffield
'Norham Castle on the River Tweed, Northumberland' after Turner
Date Made/Found: about 1891
Artist: F T Underhill , British, active late 1800s
Artist: after Joseph Mallord William Turner , British, 1775 - 1851
Material and Medium: watercolour on paper
Dimensions: Mount: 295 x 420mm Support: 175 x 250mm
Department: Ruskin
Accession Number: CGSG00533
Ruskin admired Turner's 'perfect landscape art', his use of colour to create emotional expression, and his truthful representation of scenes and the details within it. He felt that the original watercolour 'exhibited Turner’s power to the utmost' and was a 'consummate example' of his work. He didn’t commission this copy from Underhill though and it’s more likely that the Guild of St George commissioned the work later as an example of a work that Ruskin admired. Norham Castle is on the banks of the River Tweed, which runs through Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. Turner made his original watercolour in about 1822 towards a set of engraved plates entitled 'The Rivers of England', which were mass-produced for publication in 1824. He also etched a very similar scene for his ‘Liber Studiorum’ series of mezzotints earlier in 1816
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