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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Norham Castle; and Jedburgh Abbey 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 58 Recto:
Norham Castle; and Jedburgh Abbey 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 60
Pencil on off-white wove writing paper, 185 x 113 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by John Ruskin ‘60’ top left running vertically and ‘271’ top right running vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLXVII – 60’ top right running vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
At the top of the page with the sketchbook turned to the left is a sketch that Gerald Finley has identified as Norham Castle,1 and beneath this a view which probably depicts Jedburgh Abbey. The Norham sketch (which shows the view from the south-east) was made, along with sketches on folio 57 verso (D26027; CCLXVII 59a), as Turner passed the castle at a distance from the road to the south (see folio 57 verso for further details). The view of Jedburgh Abbey is also from the south, and was made on the previous day (see folio 63 verso; D26039; CCLXVII 65a).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

Finley 1972, pp.367 note 54, 384 note 148.

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Norham Castle; and Jedburgh Abbey 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-norham-castle-and-jedburgh-abbey-r1134396, accessed 13 December 2019.