Joseph Mallord William Turner

Stirling Castle from Ladies’ Rock

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
D26365
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 56

Catalogue entry

Taken from the Ladies’ Rock, a knoll in the cemetery to the south of the castle, this view of Stirling takes in Stirling Castle and Snowdon House below the castle walls on this page, and the Carse of Stirling and the distant mountains to the west on the continuation on folio 55 verso (D26364). Turner made a very similar view in the Stirling and the West sketchbook: Tate D26467 (Turner Bequest CCLXX 16a). He had also sketched the same view in the Scotch Lake sketchbook in 1801: D03207–D03208 (Turner Bequest LVI 150a–151).
There are similar views on folios 55 verso and 56 verso (D26366) of the present book. For a full list of Turner’s sketches of Stirling see folio 44 verso (D26342).

Thomas Ardill
October 2010

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