Joseph Mallord William Turner

Caerlaverock Castle

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 × 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25862
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 51 v

Catalogue entry

This view from the south-east of Caerlaverock Castle looks inside the castle through the ruined south-east tower and missing southern curtain wall. Turner has taken care to include all the windows, doorways and chimneys in this methodical study, which forms a group of sketches that record his clockwise circumnavigation of the structure (see folio 49 verso; D25858).
Above the sketch are two small detail studies of windows.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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