Joseph Mallord William Turner

Gylen Castle, Kerrera from the East

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: 116 x 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26874
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 68

Catalogue entry

This is the last in the series of sketches that Turner made of Gylen Castle from the east and the promontory to the south-east. The sequence begins either on the present page or on folio 73 (D26884) with a view from nearby to the east. The artist then walked south along the promontory to the south-east sketching as he went; this is recorded across folios 72–68 verso (D26875–D26882).
Turner also made a series of studies of the castle from close by to the west: folios 66–67 verso (D26870–D26873); and from further west along the coast of Kerrera: folios 63 verso–65 verso (D26865–D26869). For a full list of Turner’s sketches of Gylen Castle see folio 73 verso (D26885).

Thomas Ardill
February 2010

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