Joseph Mallord William Turner

Neidpath Castle, Peebles, From the North

1834

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 × 181 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26106
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 6 a

Catalogue entry

This is one of several rather similar sketches of Neidpath Castle near Peebles, as seen from the north with the River Tweed at the right; see also folios 7 verso and 8 verso (D26108, D26110). Turner has paid little attention to the architecture of the castle, just laying in the main compositional structure of the scene. He has, however, endeavoured to capture the appearance of the river as the water flows around a bend and is divided in two by a sand bank.
For further information on Turner’s Neidpath sketches see folio 5 (D26103).

Thomas Ardill
December 2010

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