Joseph Mallord William Turner

Stirling Castle from the South

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 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26366
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 56 a

Catalogue entry

Stirling Castle, and Castle Rock upon which it stands, are seen here from the south. This is one of many views of the castle in this sketchbook and comes closest to views on folios 49 verso–51 verso (D26352–D26356), though it apparently belongs to a group of views from the Esplanade and Ladies’ Rock on the previous pages of the sketchbook: folios 55–56 (D26363–D26365). The sketch, however, also bears a striking resemblance to a view in the Stirling and the West sketchbook which was used in both 1831 and 1834: Tate D26467 (Turner Bequest CCLXX 16a).
For a full list of Turner’s sketches of Stirling see folio 44 verso (D26342).

Thomas Ardill
October 2010

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