Joseph Mallord William Turner

Roxburgh Castle, Near Kelso

1831

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 185 x 113 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25991
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 37 a

Catalogue entry

The rough sketches on this page and folio 38 (D25992; CCLXVII 38) both show a similar view of a ruin that has been identified as part of Roxburgh Castle near Kelso in the Scottish Borders (see folio 36 verso; D25989; CCLXVII 36a). Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, the ruin stands at the top of a bank (castle mound) with the bank of the Teviot beneath, where a large bolder sits – which may be part of the ruins.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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