Joseph Mallord William Turner

Stirling Castle with Bannock Burn from near Borestone to the South


In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 113 × 190 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 48

Catalogue entry

Continued from folio 47 verso (D26348) is a double-page sketch of Stirling Castle as seen from the south around Borestone. The Bannock Burn is depicted in the foreground at the left of the present page and extends across folio 47 verso and into the distance between what may be Gillies Hill and Castlehill. Gillies Hill and Bannockburn are shown again in the separate sketch at the bottom-right corner of this page with what may be the Bore Stone in the foreground. The small house at the lower left of the main sketch is the same as the one at the right of folio 47 (D26347) which depicts the same view (though is less panoramic).
Turner made a number of sketches from around this area, which he is likely to have visited in order to see the battlefield of Bannock Burn; see folio 46 verso (D26346). For a full list of Turner’s sketches of Stirling in this book, see folio 44 verso (D26342).

Thomas Ardill
October 2010

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