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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Craignethan Castle, Lanarkshire: Tower House and Andrew Hay's House 1834

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 18 Recto:
Craignethan Castle, Lanarkshire: Tower House and Andrew Hay’s House 1834
D26293
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 18
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 113 x 190 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by John Ruskin ‘18’ top right and ‘340’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLXIX 18’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains two sketches made in the grounds of Craignethan Castle in Lanarkshire. The larger sketch at the centre of the page depicts the tower house as seen from the south-west. The building outlined to the left is therefore the ruined tower on the corner of the inner courtyard. Beneath is a sketch of the Covenanter’s House, built for the owner Andrew Hay in 1665. It is shown here from the south-east.
For further information about Turner’s visit to Craignethan Castle, see folio 14 verso (D26286).

Thomas Ardill
October 2010

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Craignethan Castle, Lanarkshire: Tower House and Andrew Hay’s House 1834 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, October 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-craignethan-castle-lanarkshire-tower-house-and-andrew-hays-r1136223, accessed 20 April 2019.