Joseph Mallord William Turner

Fort George from Rosemarkie with the Parish Church, Black Isle

1831

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 104 x 163 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D27126
Turner Bequest CCLXXVII 62

Catalogue entry

From the High Street behind the Parish Church, this sketch looks south-east over the village of Rosemarkie and across the Moray Firth to Fort George on the opposite shore. Turner seems to have made a number of sketches of the fort from across the firth: folios 29, 29 verso, 31 verso, 32 and 32 verso (D27087, D27088, D27091, D27092, D27088). From Rosemarkie Turner may have caught the ferry from Chanonry Point to Ardersier, where he continued by road to Elgin.
Verso:
Blank

Thomas Ardill
April 2010

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