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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
D26015
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 52

Catalogue entry

The ruins of Dunbar Castle are seen here from nearby to the east. Continuing from folio 51 verso (D26014; CCLXVII 51a), this view of the castle and the rocky headland on which it sits is almost identical to two studies that Turner made on a previous visit to Dunbar in 1818 (Tate D13632, D13639–D13640; Turner Bequest CLXVII 29, 31c–32). Those studies contributed to his watercolour, Dunbar circa 1823 (private collection).1
For more information on this visit to Dunbar see folio 48 (D26008; CCLXVII 48).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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

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