Joseph Mallord William Turner

Craignethan Castle, Lanarkshire from the South

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: 113 × 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26296
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 19 a

Catalogue entry

The principal sketch on this page depicts Craignethan Castle in a view from the south. Having visited the castle and sketched it from close by (see folio 14 verso; D26286) Turner followed the path shown at the left of this sketch to view the castle from a short distance along Nethan Glen. The castle can be seen here to stand on a wooded bluff overlooking a twist of the River Nethan. In the foreground is a small building that David Wallace-Hadrill has taken to be a mill or dovecot.1
At the bottom left of the page is another small sketch of the castle, this time seen from closer to the south. There are further views from the south on folios 20 and 20 verso (D26297, D26298).
For further information about Turner’s visit to Craignethan Castle, see folio 14 verso (D26286).

Thomas Ardill
October 2010

1
David Wallace-Hadrill, [CCLXIX Checklist], [circa 1991], Tate catalogue files, unpaginated MS.

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