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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Roslin Castle and Other Sketches 1818

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 40 Recto:
Roslin Castle and Other Sketches 1818
Turner Bequest CLXVI 40
Pencil on white wove paper, 90 x 112 mm
Stamped in black ‘CLXVI 40’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The sketch at the top of this page is of Roslin Castle surrounded by wooded hillsides with Roslin Glen and the North Esk River in the foreground. The view is very similar to a sketch on folio 39 (D13525), and extends slightly to folio 39 verso (D13526). Behind the castle on a hill to the left is Roslin Chapel. At the bottom of the page is the continuation from folio 39 of a slight sketch of distant mountains, and part of a building from another sketch (see folio 39 for more information).

Thomas Ardill
December 2007

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Roslin Castle and Other Sketches 1818 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 2007, 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-roslin-castle-and-other-sketches-r1132072, accessed 28 July 2021.