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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Stirling Castle from King's Park 1834

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 50 Recto:
Stirling Castle from King’s Park 1834
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 50
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 113 x 190 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by John Ruskin ‘50’ top right and ‘340’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLXIX 50’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
From King’s Park to the south-west, this view looks up to Stirling Castle. In the foreground Turner drew a spiral to represent the King’s Knot, an octagonal mound in the former garden in King’s Park, and just below the castle to the right, Henry Crawford has pointed out, is Snowdon House (now the site of Snowdon Cemetery; see also folio 56; D26365).1 This is one of a series of sketches of the castle from King’s Park (see folio 49 verso; D26352), and one of many sketches of Stirling in this book (see folio 44 verso; D26342).

Thomas Ardill
October 2010

Crawford 1936, p.27.

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Stirling Castle from King’s Park 1834 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, October 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-stirling-castle-from-kings-park-r1136283, accessed 20 January 2021.