Joseph Mallord William Turner

Gylen Castle, Kerrera from the Promontory to the South

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 × 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26879
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 70 a

Catalogue entry

From the promontory at the south-east of the island of Kerrera we look across the bay of Port a’ Chroinn to Glyen Castle, which stands on a crag to the north-west. Beyond the castle we look along the southern coast of Kerrera to the Isle of Mull.
Turner made eleven sketches from around this point (folios 68–73; D26874–D26884), and twenty-five of the castle in total (folios 63 verso–75 verso; D26865–D26889).

Thomas Ardill
February 2010

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