Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ardtornish Castle from the South-West

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 × 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26842
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 52

Catalogue entry

Ardtornish Castle is seen here from the Sound of Mull to the south-west. The sketch is one of nine pages of studies of the castle, made as Turner returned to Oban from his visits to the Isles of Skye and Staffa, see folio 51 (D26480) for references and details.

Thomas Ardill
March 2010

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