Joseph Mallord William Turner

Castle Campbell, Dollar

1834

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 185 × 119 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26703
Turner Bequest CCLXXII 20 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned to the left are two views of Castle Campbell, drawn by Turner as he approached the ruins by the approach road.1 The first (at the top of the page) is from the east, and shows the building in outline only, with Bank Hill at the left and the Burn of Sorrow below the castle. Beneath is a view from the north-east, with the Burn of Care at the bottom-right of the sketch.
Turner made numerous sketches of the castle from the approach road and from closer-to; see folio 6 verso (D26341; CCLXXII 12) for references.

Thomas Ardill
October 2010

1
Wallace-Hadrill and Carolan 1990, p.18.

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