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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Dunglass Castle, with a Distant View of Dumbarton Rock 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 26 Verso:
Dunglass Castle, with a Distant View of Dumbarton Rock 1801
D02963
Turner Bequest LVI 26a
Pencil on white wove paper, 184 x 114 mm
Partial watermark ‘C Wi | 17’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject is continued on folio 27 recto opposite (D02964). Dunglass, a fourteenth-century fortification which by Turner’s time had become a ruin, stands on the Clyde estuary near the village of Bowling, about three miles from Dumbarton. A residence was built close behind it in the nineteenth century, and the site became a shipbuilding yard. Much diminished in scale, it is now dominated by a late nineteenth-century obelisk commemorating Henry Bell (1767–1830), a pioneer of steam navigation. See also under folio 25 verso (D02561).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Dunglass Castle, with a Distant View of Dumbarton Rock 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-dunglass-castle-with-a-distant-view-of-dumbarton-rock-r1179156, accessed 16 October 2021.