Joseph Mallord William Turner

Gylen Castle, Kerrera from the West

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
D26866
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 64

Catalogue entry

This is one of the sketches of Gylen Castle that Turner made from the west: folios 63 verso–67 verso (D26865–D26873). It was either Turner’s second depiction of the castle or his penultimate sketch before he struck off from the coast to join the path to Barnabuck (see folio 62 verso; D26863). The castle is therefore seen from several hundred metres away, from the crags beneath the cliffs on the headland to the west.
See folio 73 verso (D26885) for further details about Turner’s visit to Gylen Castle.

Thomas Ardill
February 2010

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