Joseph Mallord William Turner

Neidpath Castle, Peebles, From the South; and Peebles Bridge and Church from the West

1834

In Tate Britain

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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
D26112
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 9 a

Catalogue entry

This is Turner’s penultimate sketch of Neidpath Castle, which he made during an anticlockwise circuit round the ruin on 2 October 1834; see folio 5 (D26103) for details. This view is from the south and shows the collapsed corner of the L-shaped tower house. To the left the land drops away abruptly to the River Tweed. Turner’s final view of the castle from the south-east is opposite this one on folio 10 (D26113).
Boxed off at the bottom right of the page is a small sketch made from nearby that looks west along the Tweed towards Peebles, with the bridge and church tower. These structures can be seen behind the castle in a sketch on folio 8 verso (D26110) and up close from the other side on folio 8 (D26109).

Thomas Ardill
December 2010

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