Joseph Mallord William Turner

Caerlaverock Castle

1831

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25861
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 51

Catalogue entry

This view of Caerlaverock is from the south-east and shows the most ruinous part of the castle, where the south-east tower and south curtain wall were destroyed in 1640.1 To the left of the centre is the outline of Criffell, a hill about four miles to the south-west of the castle across the mouth of the River Nith.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

1
‘Caerlaverock Castle’, Undiscovered Scotland, accessed 23 April 2009, http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/dumfries/caerlaverock/index.html.

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