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
D26883
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 72 a

Catalogue entry

Turner made eleven sketches of Gylen Castle from the east and south, executed as he prowled around the south of the island of Kerrera: folios 68–73 (D26874–D26884). The present sketch was made from the east just below the crag on which the castle ruins stand. Across the Firth of Lorn to the left is the island of Mull. Turner’s sketches of the castle fill twenty-five pages of the Staffa sketchbook: folios 63 verso–75 verso (D26865–D26889).

Thomas Ardill
February 2010

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