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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Neidpath Castle, Peebles, From the North 1834

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 7 Verso:
Neidpath Castle, Peebles, From the North 1834
D26108
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 7a
Pencil on white wove paper, 111 x 181 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch of Neidpath Castle was made from Castle Banks, the rise to the north of the castle, and shows the tower house with the River Tweed twisting beneath it to the right. Unlike the similar view on folio 6 verso (D26106), here Turner has paid more attention to the architecture of the castle, drawing the chimney pots and windows and suggesting the stonework, as well as shading parts of the structure to help define its shape. There is also a very similar view on folio 8 verso (D26110).
For further information about Turner’s ten sketches of the castle, see folio 5 (D26103).

Thomas Ardill
December 2010

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Neidpath Castle, Peebles, From the North 1834 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 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-neidpath-castle-peebles-from-the-north-r1136036, accessed 17 April 2021.