Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Sketches of Roslin Castle; and the Continuation of a Sketch of a Town

1818

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 90 x 112 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13481
Turner Bequest CLXVI 17

Catalogue entry

There are two sketches of Roslin ‘Castle’ on this page. The lower sketch is of the ruins from the south-east with the ruinous entrance way accessible via a bridge over a ditch. The upper sketch may shows the bridge again, but from the east. There is a comparable view in the Scotch Antiquities sketchbook (Tate D13713; Turner Bequest CLXVII 70a). These studies were made in preparation for a commission for the Provincial Antiquities publication, Roslin Castle, circa 1820 (Indianapolis Museum of Art).1
At the left of the page is the continuation of a sketch of a landscape with a town from folio 16 verso (D13481).

Thomas Ardill
November 2007

1
Ibid., no.1065.

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