Joseph Mallord William Turner

Stirling from Abbey Craig; and Ben Lomond from Stirling

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 125 × 201 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26463
Turner Bequest CCLXX 14 a

Catalogue entry

Henry Crawford and later Wallace-Hadrill and Carolan wrote that this view of Castle Rock with Stirling Castle is seen from east of Cambuskenneth.1 However, the large hill at the left foreground suggests that the view is more likely to be from just west of Abbey Craig to the north-east of the castle. There are further views from around Abbey Craig on folios 12 verso–14 (D26458–D26462). At the bottom of the page is a view west from Abbey Craig towards Ben Lomond.

Thomas Ardill
June 2010

1
Crawford 1936, p.23; Wallace-Hadrill and Carolan 1990, p.17.

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