Joseph Mallord William Turner

Kilchurn: The Castle ?from the North-East

1801

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 184 × 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03029
Turner Bequest LVI 59 a

Catalogue entry

The subject is continued on folio 62 recto opposite (D03030; Turner Bequest LVI 60). It is one of a group of drawings of Kilchurn that Turner used when creating his large watercolour of the subject, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1802 (377) as Kilchern Castle, with the Criuchan Ben Mountains, Scotland: Noon. See folios 53 recto, 59 verso–60 recto and 60 verso–61 recto (D03012, D03025–D03026, D03027–D03028; Turner Bequest LVI 51, 57a–58, 58a–59).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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