Joseph Mallord William TurnerAshestiel from the East Along the River Tweed 1831

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Artist
Title
Ashestiel from the East Along the River Tweed
From Abbotsford Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCLXVII
Date 1831
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 113 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26082
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 87
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 85 Recto:
Ashestiel from the East Along the River Tweed 1831
D26082
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 87
Pencil on off-white wove writing paper, 113 x 185 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by John Ruskin ‘87’ top left and ‘271’ bottom left
Stamped in black ‘CCLXVII – 87’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
From high up the river bank just a few hundred metres to the east of Ashestiel, Turner sketched this view looking west along the River Tweed. Robert Cadell recalls Turner stopping the carriage to make the sketch (see folio 86; D26084; CCLXVII 88). With the river bank rising up on the left the house is hidden from view. Turner, however, made a sketch of Ashestiel at the bottom left of this page, showing its east side.
Turner was to stop the carriage again five minutes later to make another sketch from lower down the river bank near a ford (see folio 84 verso; D26081; CCLXVII 86a). For further information on Turner’s sketches of Ashestiel see folio 88 (D26088; CCLXVII 90).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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