Joseph Mallord William Turner

Kilchurn: The Castle from the East

1801

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 184 x 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03027
Turner Bequest LVI 58 a

Catalogue entry

The subject is continued on folio 61 recto opposite (D03028; Turner Bequest LVI 59). This drawing and that on folios 59 verso–60 recto (D03025–D03026; Turner Bequest LVI 57a–58), were used for a lost watercolour1 engraved by William Miller as a large plate in 1847 (Tate impression: T05813). It seems likely that this was the work shown at the Royal Academy in 1802 (377) as Kilchern Castle, with the Cruachan Ben Mountains, Scotland: Noon, which has usually been identified as the Kilchurn Castle with a Rainbow in Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery.2 For the castle, see under folio 53 recto (D03012; Turner Bequest LVI 51).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.339 no.345.
2
Ibid., no.344, pl.55; see Andrew Wilton in Wilton, Inge Bodesohn-Vogel and Helena Robinson, William Turner: Licht und Farbe, exhibition catalogue, Museum Folkwang, Essen 2001, p.285 under nos.28 and 29.

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