This sketch of Neidpath Castle near Peebles shows a view from the north-west, and is one in a series of ten sketches made by Turner as he made an anticlockwise circuit around the ruins; see folio 5 (D26103) for further information and references. In this sketch Turner was interested in the general composition rather than in architecture or topography, while the castle is represented as little more than a box. Turner has created a pleasing composition with the serpentine River Tweed at the right and Italianate trees framing the view on either side. He drew the castle and landscape more precisely on the reverse of this page: folio 7 verso (D26108).
- River Tweed(107)