Joseph Mallord William Turner

Goldielands Tower, near Hawick

1831

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 74 x 94 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25557
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 18

Catalogue entry

The inscription at the top left of the page, which matches an inscription on folio 11 verso (D25545), tells us that this is a view of Goldielands Tower near Hawick. The view is from the south along the River Teviot near Branxholme Bridge, which is seen in the foreground below the tower. The sketch continues slightly on folio 17 verso (D25556).
As well as the sketch on folio 11 verso there are several slight sketches of the tower on folio 21 (D25563) and a number of sketches of the tower in the Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border sketchbook (Tate D25914; Turner Bequest CCLXVI 85a).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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