Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 90 x 112 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13489
Turner Bequest CLXVI 21

Catalogue entry

This very faint sketch is a continuation of the drawing of Dunbar Castle on the previous page (see folio 20 verso; D13488), showing here the rocky promontory on which the castle stands descending into the sea. The sketch is one of many views of the town made in preparation for his illustration for Scott’s Provincial Antiquities: Dunbar, circa 1823 (watercolour, private collection).1

Thomas Ardill
December 2007

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.426 no.1066.

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