J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Ardtornish Castle from the South 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 52 Verso:
Ardtornish Castle from the South 1831
D26843
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 52a
Pencil on white wove paper, 116 x 186 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Ardtornish Castle is seen here from the Sound of Mull to the south. This sketch was made as Turner steamed down the Sound on his return to Oban after visiting the isles of Skye and Staffa. It is one of nine pages of studies of the castle: see folio 51 (D26480) for references and details. The view of the castle on folio 53 (D26844) is very similar, though it is drawn in more detail.

Thomas Ardill
March 2010

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Ardtornish Castle from the South 1831 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-ardtornish-castle-from-the-south-r1135200, accessed 24 November 2020.