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, with distant Hills 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 76 Verso:
The Ruins of Fast Castle on a Cliff above the Sea, with distant Hills 1801
D02732
Turner Bequest LIV 76a
Pencil and gouache with scraping-out on white wove paper prepared with a mauve-pink ground, 115 x 164 mm
Partial watermark ‘94 | tman
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The view is inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation. Drawings apparently showing Fast Castle, the first on the road to Edinburgh inside the Scottish border, are on folios 72 verso–79 recto (D02724–D02737).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘The Ruins of Fast Castle on a Cliff above the Sea, with distant Hills 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-with-r1178918, accessed 18 April 2021.