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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Bothal Castle and Church from the North 1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 39 Recto:
Bothal Castle and Church from the North 1797
Turner Bequest XXXIV 37
Pencil on white wove paper, 210 x 270 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘37’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XXXIV 37’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The identification of this subject, drawn with the page turned horizontally, was made by Harry Madgwick. The Church of St Andrew at Bothal is a small Norman structure, hardly apparent in Turner’s drawing among the trees growing near the castle gateway which rears up behind it. Its belfry appears in the background of Turner’s view of Brock’s Burn on the preceding page of this book, folio 38 recto (D00943; Turner Bequest XXXIV 36).
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Bothal Castle and Church from the North 1797 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-bothal-castle-and-church-from-the-north-r1150100, accessed 21 July 2024.