Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dunbar Castle

1818

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 112 × 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13618
Turner Bequest CLXVII 19

Catalogue entry

For this sketch of the ruins of Dunbar Castle, Turner stood to the west of the rocky promontory on which the castle stands including in the foreground the rocks of Long Craigs. Dominating the foreground on the present page is a ‘red’ rock (typical to the area), which is reflected in the water beneath. The sketch continues at the left on folio 19 verso (D13617; CLXVII 18a) where the promontory descends into the sea. This is one of several sketches of Dunbar in this sketchbook (see folio 18 verso for more information).
Verso:
Blank

Thomas Ardill
February 2008

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