Joseph Mallord William Turner

Hermitage Castle

1831

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25896
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 68 a

Catalogue entry

This view of Hermitage Castle from the west is close to the view on folio 67 that formed the basis of Turner’s vignette illustration of Hermitage Castle circa 1832 (watercolour, private collection),1 engraved for the fourth volume of Sir Walter Scott’s Poetical Works. It shows the castle on a slight rise in the middle distance with Hermitage Water in the foreground.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.428 no.1077.

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