Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ruins of Dunbar

1818

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 99 x 159 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13359
Turner Bequest CLXV 21

Catalogue entry

This rough sketch of the outline of the ruins of Dunbar Castle is one of a number of rapidly executed sketches of the rocks and ruins around the coast of Dunbar made in this sketchbook. The rectangular tower of the castle can be seen in the centre of the page with the rocky promontory on which it stands descending into the sea on the right.

Thomas Ardill
October 2007

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