William Turner of Oxford (British 1789-1862)
Berry Pomeroy Castle, Devon
Watercolour over pencil with scratching out
25.5 x 36.8 cm
Turner of Oxford worked in Devon from the 1820s and exhibited views of the county throughout his career. This atmospheric watercolour probably dates from the early to mid 1830s. Berry Pomeroy castle was a ruin for centuries but became a celebrated example of the Picturesque in the early nineteenth century, overgrown with ivy and home to jackdaws in large numbers.