Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lochleven Castle, Kinross

1834

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 119 × 184 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26727
Turner Bequest CCLXXII 32 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted are two overlapping sketches of Lochleven Castle, made from the southern shore of the small island on which it sits in Loch Leven, Kinross. The larger sketch across the top half of the page depicts the castle ruins with the courtyard wall, the keep at the left and the Glassin Tower at the right. The sketch beneath provides a more south-westerly view, and includes the shore of the island in the foreground. For more information about Turner’s sketches of Lochleven Castle see folio 25 verso (D26708; CCLXXII 23).

Thomas Ardill
October 2010

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