Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bowhill House, near Selkirk

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: 111 × 181 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26171
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 39 a

Catalogue entry

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).

Thomas Ardill
January 2011

1
David Wallace-Hadrill, ‘CCLXVIII checklist’, circa 1991, Tate catalogue files.

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