Gylen Castle is seen here from the promontory at the south-east of Kerrera. Looking due north beyond the rocks in the foreground, the castle stands, as the Steamboat Companion described it, ‘on the extreme verge of an almost perpendicular precipice’ at the south of the island.1 The Isle of Mull can be seen in the distance at the left. At the top left of the page is a sketch that may show the view between the two rocks that are seen at the right of the main sketch.
For more information on Turner’s sketches of Gylen Castle, see folio 73 verso (D26885).
The Steamboat Companion and Stranger’s Guide to the Western Isles and Highlands of Scotland, Edinburgh 1831, quoted in Wallace-Hadrill and Carolan 1991, p.27.
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