Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ardtornish Castle from the South

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 116 x 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26843
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 52 a

Catalogue entry

Ardtornish Castle is seen here from the Sound of Mull to the south. This sketch was made as Turner steamed down the Sound on his return to Oban after visiting the isles of Skye and Staffa. It is one of nine pages of studies of the castle: see folio 51 (D26480) for references and details. The view of the castle on folio 53 (D26844) is very similar, though it is drawn in more detail.

Thomas Ardill
March 2010

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