Joseph Mallord William Turner

Innerwick Castle, East Lothian

1831

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25978
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 29

Catalogue entry

This sketch of Innerwick Castle is identifiable by comparison with the drawing opposite it in the sketchbook which was identified by Gerald Finley (folio 29; D25977; Turner Bequest CCXLVII 29).1 It was taken from the opposite side of the ruins to the south-east, with the water of Thornton Glen in the foreground at the bottom of the sketch.
For further information see folio 28 verso (D25978; CCLXVII 29).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

1
Gerald E. Finley, ‘J.M.W. Turner and Sir Walter Scott: Iconography of a Tour’, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, vol.35, 1972, p.367 note 51.

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