Joseph Mallord William Turner

Taymouth Castle among Trees, with Mountains Beyond

1801

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 184 x 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03094
Turner Bequest LVI 92 a

Catalogue entry

The subject is continued on folio 95 recto opposite (D03095; Turner Bequest LVI 93). Taymouth Castle, formerly Castle Balloch, is another seat of the Campbell family (see folios 42 verso–43 recto, 53 recto, 75 verso–76 recto; D02993–D02994, D03012, D03057–D03058; Turner Bequest LVI 40a–41, 51, 73a–74), having been built by Sir Colin Campbell in 1550. When Turner saw it in 1801 it was only four years from being demolished and completely rebuilt by the architects James and Archibald Elliot, who in 1806 began its transformation into one of the grandest of the nineteenth-century ‘Scottish Baronial’ piles.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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