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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Ardtornish Castle from the South-West 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 52 Recto:
Ardtornish Castle from the South-West 1831
D26842
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 52
Pencil on white wove paper, 116 x 186 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by John Ruskin ‘52’ top left running vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLXXIII 52’ top right running vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Ardtornish Castle is seen here from the Sound of Mull to the south-west. The sketch is one of nine pages of studies of the castle, made as Turner returned to Oban from his visits to the Isles of Skye and Staffa, see folio 51 (D26480) for references and details.

Thomas Ardill
March 2010

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Ardtornish Castle from the South-West 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-west-r1135199, accessed 24 February 2020.