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
For further information about Turner’s visit to Craignethan Castle, see folio 14 verso (D26286).
David Wallace-Hadrill, [CCLXIX Checklist], [circa 1991], Tate catalogue files, unpaginated MS.