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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Two Views of Roslin Castle 1818

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 79 Verso:
Two Views of Roslin Castle 1818
Turner Bequest CLXVII 71a
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 186 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘wall’ lower left; and ‘R | [?]grass’ centre
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This view of Roslin Castle is similar to the drawing on folio 77 verso (D13711; CLXVII 69a) made from the south bank of the North Esk River, though this time from a little further east along the bank. The sketch continues onto the top left of folio 80 (D13716; CLXVII 72) where the nearby Roslin Chapel is depicted. The Pentland Hills rise up beyond the castle to the north-west.

Thomas Ardill
March 2008

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Two Views of Roslin Castle 1818 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2008, 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-two-views-of-roslin-castle-r1132272, accessed 30 November 2021.