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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 90 x 112 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13497
Turner Bequest CLXVI 25

Catalogue entry

The drawing of Dunbar Castle on this page is continued from the previous sheet (see folio 24 verso; D13496). The drawing, along with two further versions in the Scotch Antiquities sketchbook, formed the basis of Turner illustration of Dunbar, circa 1823 (watercolour, private collection)1 for the Provincial Antiquities publication. This half of the picture shows the ruins of the castle on a headland that descends into the sea in the foreground and to the right.

Thomas Ardill
December 2007

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.426 no.1066.

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