Joseph Mallord William Turner

Doune Castle from the North-West

1834

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 143 x 119 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26743
Turner Bequest CCLXXII 40 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook turned to the left are two sketches that David Wallace-Hadrill and Janet Carolan have identified as Doune Castle, as seen from the north-west.1 Although giving slightly different views of the castle, both include the River Teith in the foreground, and the top sketch may include part of the Teith Bridge at Doune to the west. Turner made sketches of the castle and bridge in the Stirling and Edinburgh sketchbook (Tate D26380; Turner Bequest CCLXIX 64), where there are many further views of the castle made from different positions (see Tate D26358; Turner Bequest CCLXIX 52a). The artist is likely to have passed through Doune on his way west from Dunblane to Callander; see Tour of Scotland for Scott’s Prose Work 1834 Tour Introduction. A sketch on the reverse of this page also gives a similar view: folio 32 verso (D26742; CCLXXII 40).

Thomas Ardill
November 2010

1
Wallace-Hadrill and Carolan 1990, Vol.10 No.2, p.25.

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