Joseph Mallord William Turner

Rocks, ?near Fast Castle

1801

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 × 164 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02724
Turner Bequest LIV 72 a

Catalogue entry

The location of this subject, inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, is conjectured on the basis of the drawings on the following pages, folios 73 recto–79 recto (D02725–D02737), all of which seem to show Fast Castle, the first Turner encountered on the coastal road to Edinburgh within the Scottish border, between St Abb’s Head and Cockburnspath. It does not seem to be the case that the drawing opposite (D02725) is a continuation of this one.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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