Joseph Mallord William Turner
Craignethan Castle, Lanarkshire: Tower House and Andrew Hay’s House 1834

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Craignethan Castle, Lanarkshire: Tower House and Andrew Hay’s House
From Stirling and Edinburgh Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCLXIX
Date 1834
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 113 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26293
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 18
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Catalogue entry

This page contains two sketches made in the grounds of Craignethan Castle in Lanarkshire. The larger sketch at the centre of the page depicts the tower house as seen from the south-west. The building outlined to the left is therefore the ruined tower on the corner of the inner courtyard. Beneath is a sketch of the Covenanter’s House, built for the owner Andrew Hay in 1665. It is shown here from the south-east.
For further information about Turner’s visit to Craignethan Castle, see folio 14 verso (D26286).

Thomas Ardill
October 2010

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