Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Views of Roslin Castle

1818

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 112 x 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13715
Turner Bequest CLXVII 71 a

Catalogue entry

This view of Roslin Castle is similar to the drawing on folio 77 verso (D13711; CLXVII 69a) made from the south bank of the North Esk River, though this time from a little further east along the bank. The sketch continues onto the top left of folio 80 (D13716; CLXVII 72) where the nearby Roslin Chapel is depicted. The Pentland Hills rise up beyond the castle to the north-west.

Thomas Ardill
March 2008

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