Joseph Mallord William Turner

Roslin Castle; and a Headland

1818

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 90 x 112 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13524
Turner Bequest CLXVI 38 a

Catalogue entry

This sketch of Roslin Castle has a similar view to a drawing earlier in the sketchbook (folio 26 verso; D13500) and to another in the Scotch Antiquities sketchbook (Tate D13704; Turner Bequest CLXVI 69). We look up at the castle from the glen below with a mass of trees and shrubs covering the hillside on folio 39 (D13525; CLXVI 39) where the sketch continues. There is another view of Roslin Castle on folio 39.
At the bottom of the present page is a slight sketch of a building on a headland, perhaps Blackness Castle in the Firth of Forth, though it is not clear enough to be certain, especially as the two drawings overlap.

Thomas Ardill
December 2007

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