Joseph Mallord William Turner

Stirling Castle from King’s Park

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: 113 × 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26343
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 45

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted is the continuation of a sketch of Stirling Castle as seen from King’s Park to the south-west (folio 44 verso; D26342). This page continues the panoramic view with distant hills to the north-west. The double-peaked hill at the right may be Ben Ledi, which is seen in many of Turner’s views of Stirling such as on the reverse of this page: folio 45 verso (D26344). The inscription, ‘wh’, beneath what looks like the gabled-end of a barn at the right of the sketch, probably notes the colour ‘wh[ite]’.
For a list of Turner’s many sketches of Stirling, see folio 44 verso.

Thomas Ardill
October 2010

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