Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

Drawings and Paintings of Welsh Castles by JMW Turner

This selection of paintings, etchings and drawings covers castles across Wales. Turner made six visits to Wales, five times between 1792 and 1799 and then once again in 1808. More pages covering other areas of the country can be accessed through the links below.


Beaumaris Castle
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Beaumaris Castle 1835 © The Huntington Library, San Marino, California
Caernarfon Castle
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Caernarfon Castle 1798 © Tate, London Caernarfon Castle 1800 © Tate, London Caernarfon Castle 1832 © The British Museum
Chepstow Castle
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Chepstow Castle 1793 © Courtauld Institute Gallery, London Chepstow Castle 'The Liber Studiorum' 1806 © Tate, London
Cilgeran Castle
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Cilgeran Castle 1798 ©  New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester Cilgeran Castle 1800 © Tate, London
Conwy Castle
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Conwy Castle 1798 © The J. Paul Getty Museum Conwy Castle 1800 Private collection Conwy Castle 1803 Private collection
Criccieth Castle
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Criccieth Castle 1835 © The British Museum Criccieth Castle 1836 © Tate, London Criccieth Castle 1837 © Tate, London
Dolbadarn Castle
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Dolbadarn Castle 1798 © Tate, London Dolbadarn Castle 1799 © Tate, London Dolbadarn Castle 1802 © Royal Academy of Arts
Harlech Castle
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Harlech Castle 1834 Private collection Harlech Castle 1836 © The British Museum
Kidwelly Castle
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Kidwelly Castle 1832 © Harris Museum and Art Gallery Kidwelly Castle 1837 © The British Museum
Laugharne Castle
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Laugharne Castle 1831 © Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio
Pembroke Castle
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Pembroke Castle, South Wales, Thunder Storm Approaching 1801 Pembroke Castle 1806 © Tate, London Pembroke Castle 1829 © The Holburne Museum of Art, Bath Pembroke Castle 1831 © Tate, London



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