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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Gylen Castle, Kerrera from the East 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 68 Recto:
Gylen Castle, Kerrera from the East 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 68
Pencil on white wove paper, 116 x 186 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by John Ruskin ‘68’ top left running vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLXXIII 68’ top right running vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is the last in the series of sketches that Turner made of Gylen Castle from the east and the promontory to the south-east. The sequence begins either on the present page or on folio 73 (D26884) with a view from nearby to the east. The artist then walked south along the promontory to the south-east sketching as he went; this is recorded across folios 72–68 verso (D26875–D26882).
Turner also made a series of studies of the castle from close by to the west: folios 66–67 verso (D26870–D26873); and from further west along the coast of Kerrera: folios 63 verso–65 verso (D26865–D26869). For a full list of Turner’s sketches of Gylen Castle see folio 73 verso (D26885).

Thomas Ardill
February 2010

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Gylen Castle, Kerrera from the East 1831 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2010, 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-gylen-castle-kerrera-from-the-east-r1135231, accessed 17 April 2021.