Joseph Mallord William Turner

Innerwick Castle, East Lothian

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: 96 x 59 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25750
Turner Bequest CCLXV 60

Catalogue entry

On a high cliff above Thornton Burn stand the ruins of Innerwick Castle. Turner must have climbed down the glen to make this view from the north with the sketchbook turned to the left. The artist made a number of sketches from various angles of the castle in this and the Abbotsford sketchbooks (see folio 8; D25655 for further details).
There is a smaller, slighter sketch at the top of this page which probably represents Innerwick again.
This page has been reattached to the sketchbook.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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