Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Fast Castle on the East Lothian Coast

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 59 × 96 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25730
Turner Bequest CCLXV 48

Catalogue entry

The ruined tower depicted on this page is likely to be Fast Castle on the East Lothian Coast, as in the sketch on folio 49 (D25732). Although the uncertain identification of folio 47 verso (D25729) also raises a number of other possibilities.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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