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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Landscape, with Castle in Mid-Distance 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 76 Recto:
Landscape, with Castle in Mid–Distance 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 78
Pencil on off-white wove writing paper, 113 x 185 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by John Ruskin ‘78’ bottom left inverted and ‘271’ top left inverted
Stamped in black ‘CCLXVII –78’ top left inverted
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook inverted, this view of Jedburgh Abbey is from the south as in folio 75 verso (D26063; CCLXVII 77a). We look along the Jed Water and the abbey is framed by the high western riverbank at the left and trees at the right. Behind the abbey can be seen the spire of the seventeenth-century Parish Church (no longer extant). For references to further views of Jedburgh see folio 63 verso (D26039; CCLXVII 65a).
At the bottom left of the page is a small sketch of Jedburgh Castle Jail, which can be seen at the top left of the view of Jedburgh on folio 60 verso (D26033; CLXVII 62a), and on folio 75 verso (D26063; CCLXVII 77a).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Landscape, with Castle in Mid–Distance 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-landscape-with-castle-in-mid-distance-r1134432, accessed 24 August 2019.