Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dunbar Castle

1818

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
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
D13623
Turner Bequest CLXVII 22 a

Catalogue entry

A view of Dunbar Castle from the west, continuing on folio 24 (D13624; CLXVII 23); the present page, like folio 22 verso (D13621; CLXVII 21a) is dominated by a large rock in the foreground at the left. Although this part of the sketch is rather slight, Turner has made three inscriptions recording variations in its appearance, with areas of ‘grass’ and ‘rock’. At the right are several rocks just off the coast where the promontory, on which the castle was built, falls into the sea.

Thomas Ardill
February 2008

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