Joseph Mallord William Turner

Hailes Castle, Near East Linton

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: 185 x 113 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25987
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 35 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned to the right, this page contains two sketches of Hailes Castle in East Lothian near East Linton, identified by comparison with folio 24 verso (D25971; CCLXVII 24a). The top sketch is a view from the north-west, made from across the River Tyne, and at the bottom of the page is a rather rough sketch from the south-west. Turner would have been able to cross the river about 100 metres downstream by Hailes Mill (which is seen on folios 43 verso, 44 verso and 45; D25999, D26001, D26002; CCLXVII 43a, 44a, 45).
For more information about Turner’s visit to Hailes Castle in 1831 see folio 24 verso.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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