Joseph Mallord William Turner

Roslin Castle and Chapel

1818

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 112 x 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13720
Turner Bequest CLXVII 74

Catalogue entry

This sketch looks down into the Esk valley and at the north-east aspect of Roslin Castle with Roslin Chapel on higher ground to the right. The sketch demonstrates the strong strategic position of the castle perched on the edge of a promontory of the North Esk River.

Thomas Ardill
March 2008

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