Joseph Mallord William Turner

Neidpath Castle, Peebles, From the North-West

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 x 181 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26107
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 7

Catalogue entry

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).

Thomas Ardill
December 2010

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