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
D25988
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 36

Catalogue entry

A comparison of this sketch with the drawing in folio 28 verso (D25977; CCLXVII 28a) suggests that this is Innerwick Castle. A photograph of the castle from the south-west in the archive of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland also matches this sketch quite closely.1
There is a similar view but from further away on folio 53 of this sketchbook (D26017; CCLXVII 53). For more information on the castle see folio 28 verso.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

1
‘Innerwick Castle’, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, accessed September 2009, http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/58912/details/innerwick+castle/.

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