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 27 Recto:
Dunbar Castle 1818
Turner Bequest CLXVII 26
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 186 mm
Inscribed in blue ink ‘26’
Stamped in black ‘CLXVII 26’
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Moving forward from where he stood to make the drawing on folio 27 (D13629; CLXVII 26), here are more of the ruins of Dunbar Castle. At the left is part of the castle gate (shown also at the left folio 25 verso; D13627; CLXVII 24a), and in the centre are the ruins of what was presumably the keep (destroyed in 1844 to make way for a new entrance to Dunbar’s Victoria Harbour), perched at the edge of a promontory into the sea. There is another sketch of the keep on folio 28 (D13630; CLXVII 27).

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-r1132177, accessed 06 June 2020.