Joseph Mallord William Turner

Doune Castle from the South-East

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 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26378
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 63

Catalogue entry

Doune Castle is seen here in a careful and accurate drawing from the south-east. In this view Turner has paid attention to the castle’s brickwork as well as the windows, gun loops, gables and turrets. To the left of the castle is the River Teith with a mountain peak, probably Ben Vorlich, in the distance above it.
Turner studied the castle from all direction, see folio 52 verso (D26358) for further details.

Thomas Ardill
November 2010

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