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
D26110
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 8 a

Catalogue entry

Neidpath Castle is seen here from the north-west. The L-shaped tower house stands on the north bank of the River Tweed which flows beneath it to the right. At the left is the path that leads to the castle, which lies about a mile away from Peebles to the east. Peebles Bridge and Church can be seen in the distance just to the left of the castle. There is a similar view of the distant structures on folio 9 verso (D26112).
For further information about Turner’s ten sketches of the castle, see folio 5 (D26103).

Thomas Ardill
December 2010

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