Joseph Mallord William Turner

Gylen Castle, Kerrera from 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
D26877
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 69 a

Catalogue entry

This sketch was made from the promontory at the south-east of the island of Kerrera, and depicts the view looking north along the rocky headland, with the anchorage of Port a’ Chroinn to the left and Gylen Castle standing on a crag beyond it. This is one of twenty-five sketches of Gylen Castle (folios 63 verso–75 verso; D26865–D26889) which Turner made on his visit to Kerrera on his way to the Isle of Mull.

Thomas Ardill
February 2010

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