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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

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

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Recto:
Neidpath Castle, Peebles, From the North-West 1834
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 9
Pencil on white wove paper, 111 x 181 mm
Inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin ‘9’ bottom left descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLXVIII – 9’ bottom left descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Neidpath Castle is seen here from Neidpath Road to the north-west. Having approached the castle from Peebles to the east, and sketched it from the east and north (folios 5–7 verso and 8 verso; D26103–D26108, D26110), Turner climbed the bank to the north-west to makes sketches of the building in its landscape setting. Having made this sketch, he returned to the castle to make his final views from the south (folio 9 verso; D26112) and the south-east (folio 10; D26113), before returning to Peebles (folio 8; D26109).
For further information about Turner’s sketches of Neidpath see folio 5 (D26103).

Thomas Ardill
December 2010

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Neidpath Castle, Peebles, From the North-West 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-west-r1136039, accessed 25 February 2021.