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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Innerwick Castle, East Lothian; also Bell Tower, Berwick-upon-Tweed 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 53 Recto:
Innerwick Castle, East Lothian; also Bell Tower, Berwick-upon-Tweed 1831
D26017
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 53
Pencil on off-white wove writing paper, 113 x 185 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘Bell [?]Tower | B[...]’ top right descending vertically
Inscribed in blue ink by John Ruskin ‘53’ top right and ‘271’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLXVII – 52’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This view of Innerwick Castle from the south is identifiable by comparison with sketches on folios 28 verso and 36 (D25977, D25988; CCLXVII 28a, 36). The castle stands on the steep edge of a gorge with Thornton Burn running beneath it. For more information see folio 28 verso.
At the top right of the page with the sketchbook inverted is a tiny sketch of the ‘Bell Tower’ at ‘Ber[wick]’-upon-Tweed (see Tate D25693; Turner Bequest CCLXV 29).
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Thomas Ardill
September 2009

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Innerwick Castle, East Lothian; also Bell Tower, Berwick-upon-Tweed 1831 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2009, 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-innerwick-castle-east-lothian-also-bell-tower-berwick-upon-r1134387, accessed 04 April 2020.