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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

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

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 72 Recto:
Gylen Castle, Kerrera from the South-South-East 1831
D26882
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 72
Pencil on white wove paper, 116 x 186 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by John Ruskin ‘72’ top left running vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLXXIII 72’ top right running vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch of Gylen Castle belongs to a sequence of views made from the promontory at the south-east of the island of Kerrera: folios 68–73 (D26874–D26884). The present view is from the south-south-east and was made from a height, so that we look down on the crags and the bay between the two promontories in the foreground. Turner’s sketches of the castle fill twenty-five pages of the Staffa sketchbook (folios 63 verso–75 verso; D26865–D26889).

Thomas Ardill
February 2010

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Gylen Castle, Kerrera from the South-South-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-south-south-east-r1135239, accessed 14 April 2021.