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
D13629
Turner Bequest CLXVII 26

Catalogue entry

Moving forward from where he stood to make the drawing on folio 27 (D13629; CLXVII 26), here are more of the ruins of Dunbar Castle. At the left is part of the castle gate (shown also at the left folio 25 verso; D13627; CLXVII 24a), and in the centre are the ruins of what was presumably the keep (destroyed in 1844 to make way for a new entrance to Dunbar’s Victoria Harbour), perched at the edge of a promontory into the sea. There is another sketch of the keep on folio 28 (D13630; CLXVII 27).
Verso:
Blank

Thomas Ardill
February 2008

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