Joseph Mallord William Turner

Stirling Castle Rock and Castle

1834

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 190 x 113 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26357
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 52

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned to the left are two close-up studies of Stirling Castle from the west. Looking up the steep side of Castle Rock the top sketch shows the castle Esplanade while the sketch beneath depicts a corner of the castle wall with one of the castle buildings above it. For a full list of Turner’s sketches of Stirling see folio 44 verso (D26342).

Thomas Ardill
October 2010

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