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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

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

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 66 Verso:
Gylen Castle, Kerrera from the South-West 1831
D26871
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 66a
Pencil on white wove paper, 116 x 186 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Gylen Castle is seen here from below the castle to the south-west. The low viewpoint emphasises the height of the castle and its proximity to the cliff edge. This is just one of twenty-five sketches that Turner made of Gylen Castle (folios 63 verso–75 verso; D26865–D26889); see folio 73 verso (D26885) for further details.

Thomas Ardill
February 2010

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Gylen Castle, Kerrera from the South-West 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-west-r1135228, accessed 30 November 2021.