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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Ruins of Fast Castle, on a Cliff above the Sea 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 79 Recto:
The Ruins of Fast Castle, on a Cliff above the Sea 1801
D02737
Turner Bequest LIV 79
Pencil and gouache with scraping-out on white wove paper prepared with a mauve-pink ground, 115 x 164 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘79’ top left, upside down
Stamped in black ‘LIV 79’ top left, upside down
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this is a continuation of the view on folio 78 verso opposite (D02736). This is the last of the drawings apparently showing Fast Castle, the first on the road to Edinburgh inside the Scottish border, which run from folios 72 verso (D02724).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘The Ruins of Fast Castle, on a Cliff above the Sea 1801 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-the-ruins-of-fast-castle-on-a-cliff-above-the-sea-r1178923, accessed 19 October 2021.