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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26013
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 51

Catalogue entry

Three sketches of Dunbar on this page were made from the vicinity of Dunbar Castle. Across the centre of the page, drawn with the sketchbook inverted, is a study of the remains of the castle gate with the town of Dunbar beyond. Turner had made a remarkably similar study in 1818 (Tate D13628; Turner Bequest CLXVII 25). There is another, slighter sketch of the same ruins below, and at the top of the page is a view west along the coast of Dunbar including the harbour at the left and the church at the right.
For more information on Turner’s visit to Dunbar in 1831 see folio 48 (D26008; CCLXVII 48).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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