Joseph Mallord William Turner

Stirling Castle from King’s Park

1834

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26353
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 50

Catalogue entry

From King’s Park to the south-west, this view looks up to Stirling Castle. In the foreground Turner drew a spiral to represent the King’s Knot, an octagonal mound in the former garden in King’s Park, and just below the castle to the right, Henry Crawford has pointed out, is Snowdon House (now the site of Snowdon Cemetery; see also folio 56; D26365).1 This is one of a series of sketches of the castle from King’s Park (see folio 49 verso; D26352), and one of many sketches of Stirling in this book (see folio 44 verso; D26342).

Thomas Ardill
October 2010

1
Crawford 1936, p.27.

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