Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lochleven Castle, Kinross from the North-East

1834

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 117 x 184 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26709
Turner Bequest CCLXXII 23 a

Catalogue entry

Lochleven Castle is seen here from close by to the north-east, with the Glassin Tower at the left and the keep at the right. There is a comparable sketch from the south-east on the reverse of this page (folio 25 verso; D26708; CCLXXII 23) and another close-up study of the ruins on folio 26 (D26727; CCLXXII 32a). Turner visited the castle on its island on Loch Leven near Kinross during a ten-day excursion round Scotland in September 1834, making sketches that would contribute towards a watercolour which was engraved for the publication Landscape – Historical Illustrations of Scotland and the Waverley Novels. See folio 25 verso for references and further information.

Thomas Ardill
October 2010

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