Joseph Mallord William Turner

Neidpath Castle, Peebles, From the North

1834

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 x 181 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26108
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 7 a

Catalogue entry

This sketch of Neidpath Castle was made from Castle Banks, the rise to the north of the castle, and shows the tower house with the River Tweed twisting beneath it to the right. Unlike the similar view on folio 6 verso (D26106), here Turner has paid more attention to the architecture of the castle, drawing the chimney pots and windows and suggesting the stonework, as well as shading parts of the structure to help define its shape. There is also a very similar view on folio 8 verso (D26110).
For further information about Turner’s ten sketches of the castle, see folio 5 (D26103).

Thomas Ardill
December 2010

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