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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

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

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 65 Verso:
Gylen Castle, Kerrera from the West 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXXIII 65a
Pencil on white wove paper, 116 x 186 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This view of Gylen Castle from the west belongs to a sequence of sketches that Turner made as he walked either towards or away from the ruin (folios 63 verso–67 verso; D26865–D26873). As this viewpoint does not differ greatly from Turner’s sketch on folio 66 (D26870) he did not need to draw it in very much detail here. Further away from the ruin more of the coast to the east and west came into view, so Turner took more time over his sketches, adding topographical details (folio 65; D26868).
For further information on Turner’s many sketches of Gylen Castle, see folio 73 verso (D26885).

Thomas Ardill
February 2010

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Gylen Castle, Kerrera from the 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-west-r1135226, accessed 04 March 2021.