Bowhill House, as suggested by David Wallace-Hadrill,1 matches this sketch well with its square central section and lower wings either side. The view is from across the Yarrow Water to the east with Pernassie Hill behind. The sketch was made as Turner made his way from St Mary’s Loch to Selkirk on 2 October 1834; see Edinburgh sketchbook 1834 Introduction. Adjacent pages of the sketchbook depict the nearby Newark Castle (folios 36–38 verso; D26164–D26169) and the town of Selkirk (folios 40–42; D26172–D26176).
David Wallace-Hadrill, ‘CCLXVIII checklist’, circa 1991, Tate catalogue files.