Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Gordon Castle, Fochabers; and a Church

1831

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 163 x 104 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D27222
Turner Bequest CCLXXVII 144 a

Catalogue entry

The sketch of a building on a hill can be tentatively identified as Gordon Castle at Fochabers near Elgin. There are sketches of the Bridge at Fochabers on the opposite sketchbook page, folio 145 (D27223). Beneath is a sketch of a street with a building with a tall steeple and spire. This does not match any buildings at Fochabers and has not been identified.

Thomas Ardill
May 2010

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