Joseph Mallord William TurnerGylen Castle, Kerrera from the South 1831

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Artist
Title
Gylen Castle, Kerrera from the South
From Staffa Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII
Date 1831
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 116 x 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26877
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 69 a
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 69 Verso:
Gylen Castle, Kerrera from the South 1831
D26877
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 69a
Pencil on white wove paper, 116 x 186 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch was made from the promontory at the south-east of the island of Kerrera, and depicts the view looking north along the rocky headland, with the anchorage of Port a’ Chroinn to the left and Gylen Castle standing on a crag beyond it. This is one of twenty-five sketches of Gylen Castle (folios 63 verso–75 verso; D26865–D26889) which Turner made on his visit to Kerrera on his way to the Isle of Mull.

Thomas Ardill
February 2010

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