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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Twizel Castle among Trees beyond a Single-Arched Bridge over the Till 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 68 Verso:
Twizel Castle among Trees beyond a Single–Arched Bridge over the Till 1801
D02569
Turner Bequest LIII 68a
Pencil on white wove paper, 162 x 112 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the subject is continued on folio 69 recto opposite (D02570). Twizel Castle, above the road bridge at Cornhill upon Tweed, is a Gothick folly, built around the core of a medieval fortalice in the 1770s by Sir Francis Blake. It is some four miles south–west of Norham. The structure remained intact until the early years of the twentieth century, but is now a ruin.
There are further drawings of Twizel on folios 92 verso–93 recto and 99 verso (D02599–D02600, D02611).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Twizel Castle among Trees beyond a Single–Arched Bridge over the Till 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-twizel-castle-among-trees-beyond-a-single-arched-bridge-over-r1178591, accessed 26 July 2021.