Joseph Mallord William TurnerRoslin Castle 1818

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Artist
Title
Roslin Castle
From Scotch Antiquities Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CLXVII
Date 1818
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 112 x 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13718
Turner Bequest CLXVII 73
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 81 Recto:
Roslin Castle 1818
D13718
Turner Bequest CLXVII 73
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 186 mm
Inscribed in blue ink ‘73’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CLXVII 73’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
In this rough sketch Roslin Castle is seen from the north-west as in folio 80 verso (D13717; CLXVII 72a). While the outline of the building is quite carefully drawn there are no further architectural details and the river bank of the Esk is suggested rather than carefully recorded.

Thomas Ardill
March 2008

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