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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Doune Castle on the River Teith, from the North West 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 148 Verso:
Doune Castle on the River Teith, from the North West 1801
D03199
Turner Bequest LVI 146a
Pencil on white wove paper, 184 x 114 mm
Partial watermark ‘mott | 97’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject is continued on folio 149 recto opposite (D03200; Turner Bequest LVI 147). Doune is one of the most impressive of early Scottish castles, having been built in the late fourteenth century by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany, Regent of Scotland. It subsequently passed to the Earls of Moray. Stirling, eight miles away on its high hill, is just visible on the horizon at the right. The view was probably taken from the bridge over the River Teith.
Another view of the castle, which includes the bridge, is on folios 149 verso–150 recto (D03201–D03202; Turner Bequest LVI 147a–148). The two sketches were used as the basis of a large colour study, Tate D08281 (Turner Bequest CXXI Y).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Doune Castle on the River Teith, from the North West 1801 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-doune-castle-on-the-river-teith-from-the-north-west-r1179395, accessed 26 September 2020.