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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Dunbar Castle 1818

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 26 Recto:
Dunbar Castle 1818
Turner Bequest CLXVII 25
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 186 mm
Inscribed in blue ink ‘25’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CLXVII 25’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Continued from folio 25 verso (D13627; CLXVII 24a) is a sketch of the ruins of Dunbar Castle. To the left of the page, and the right of 25 verso, are the remains of the castle gate containing the most detailed fragments. Turner has also made faint sketches of several details at the top of the page. The castle and the headland upon which it stands fall away into the sea at the right, and at the far right of the page is the outline of Bass Rock (see folio 21; D13619; CLXVII 20 for a similar view).

Thomas Ardill
February 2008

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Dunbar Castle 1818 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2008, 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-dunbar-castle-r1132176, accessed 17 October 2021.