Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dunollie Castle; and Oban from Dunollie

1831

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 116 x 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26927
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 94 a

Catalogue entry

Both sketches on this page were made at Dunollie Castle about a mile north of Oban on the coast of Argyll. At the top is a view of the castle from the beach to the east. The view is similar to that on folio 95 (D26928), and looks north-west to Maiden Island with the rocky Argyll coast and the hils of Morvern beyond.
The second sketch, across the centre of the page, probably shows the view in the opposite direction: looking south towards the cliffs at Oban at the left, and the island of Kerrera at the right with Ardantrive Bay. Further views from Dunollie Castle, or from near the castle, are on folios 93 verso and 96 (D26925, D26930). For sketches of Dunollie Castle see folio 95.

Thomas Ardill
February 2010

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