Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Ruins of Fast Castle, on a Cliff above the Sea

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: 115 x 164 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02734
Turner Bequest LIV 77 a

Catalogue entry

The view is inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation. Drawings apparently showing Fast Castle, the first on the road to Edinburgh inside the Scottish border, are on folios 72 verso–79 recto (D02724–D02737).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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