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 35 Recto:
Dunbar Castle 1818
Turner Bequest CLXVII 33
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 186 mm
Inscribed in blue ink ‘33’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CLXVII 33’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Continuing on folio 34 verso (D13641; CLXVII 32a), this sketch of Dunbar Castle is taken from the west and is similar in its view of the ruins as the drawing across folios 23 verso–24 (D13623–D13624; CLXVII 22a–23). The present page shows the ruins of the South Battery and castle gate.
There is a pink smudge next to Finberg’s inscription at the top right; the remains of Ruskin’s red ink numbering, and a yellow mark along the top edge of the page.

Thomas Ardill
March 2008

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Dunbar Castle 1818 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 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-r1132190, accessed 28 February 2021.