Joseph Mallord William Turner

Neidpath Castle, Peebles, From the South-East

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
D26113
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 10

Catalogue entry

This is the last in a series of sketches that Turner made of Neidpath Castle. Having arrived from Peebles to the east he made an anticlockwise circuit of the tower house, sketching the architecture and its setting as he went. His progress can be traced over folios 5–7 verso and 8 verso–10 (D26103–D26108, D26110–D26113). Turner stood on the northern bank of the Tweed below the castle to make this sketch, which shows the tower house and the roofless bake house to the right with the steep, wooded bank of the river to the left.
Verso:
Blank

Thomas Ardill
December 2010

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