Joseph Mallord William Turner

Newark Castle, Selkirkshire

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
D26169
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 38 a

Catalogue entry

This sketch is the last that Turner made of Newark Castle as he coached away from it towards Philiphaugh and Selkirk; folios 36–38 verso (D26164–D26169). From the road to the east, we look north-east across the Yarrow Water, towards the ruin which is shown as a faint outline in the middle distance near the centre of the picture. The road that Turner was travelling on is labelled at the bottom right of the page (‘Road’).

Thomas Ardill
January 2011

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