Bowes Tower, Yorkshire
- Art Funded
- 24.6 x 17.8 cm
During the 1830s Turner produced designs to illustrate volumes of poetry by some of his most celebrated contemporaries. This watercolour was commissioned as a frontispiece to volume nine of Sir Walter Scotts poetry, which contains the poem Rokeby. Rokeby was composed by Scott following a stay at Rokeby Park in 1809. The poem is set in the landscape between Rokeby and Barnard Castle. Bowes Museum owns a first edition of the poem dedicated to John Morritt, owner of Rokeby Park.
Robert Cadell; Christies, 1939; Agnews, London; Sir Hugh Walpole; E.P. Beresford-Jones. This work has been vetted by the Art Loss Register and LSAD database in 2007.