Joseph Mallord William Turner

Roslin Castle, with a Distant View of the Chapel to the Right

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: 127 × 195 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02918
Turner Bequest LV 72

Catalogue entry

The placing of this sketch on the page, turned horizontally, echoes that of several studies in this sketchbook, where a building on a height is seen above wooded banks on the opposite page, for example, folios 17 verso–18 recto and 62 verso–63 recto (D02833–D02834, D02903–D02904). So by implication the wooded glen below the castle at Roslin occupies the blank page opposite (the verso of folio 71; D02917).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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