Joseph Mallord William Turner

Newark Castle, Selkirkshire

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
D26166
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 37

Catalogue entry

A rather slight sketch of Newark Castle, this view was made from near the bridge across the Yarrow Water near Broadmeadows, and shows the north-east corner of the castle with the river flowing beneath it to the left. There is a similar view on folio 36 verso (D26165).
This is one in a sequence of six sketches of the castle in this sketchbook, made as Turner passed the ruin on his way from St Mary’s Loch to Selkirk: folios 36–38 verso (D26164–D26169). For more information about Turner’s route see Edinburgh sketchbook 1834 Introduction.

Thomas Ardill
January 2010

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