Joseph Mallord William Turner

Gylen Castle, Kerrera from the South-West

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
D26871
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 66 a

Catalogue entry

Gylen Castle is seen here from below the castle to the south-west. The low viewpoint emphasises the height of the castle and its proximity to the cliff edge. This is just one of twenty-five sketches that Turner made of Gylen Castle (folios 63 verso–75 verso; D26865–D26889); see folio 73 verso (D26885) for further details.

Thomas Ardill
February 2010

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