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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Urquhart Castle 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 21 Verso:
Urquhart Castle 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXXVI 21a
Pencil on off-white laid writing paper, 150 x 180 mm irregular
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Urquhart Castle is seen in this sketch from the south-east with the tower house at the right and other castle buildings to its left. The view is similar to the sketch at the top of folio 21 (D27002) and to another on folio 11 verso (D26983). Above the sketch is a smaller, fainter sketch of the outline of the castle standing on a promontory on the western shore of Loch Ness.
For further information and references to other sketches of the castle, see folio 19 (D26998).

Thomas Ardill
April 2010

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Urquhart Castle 1831 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 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-urquhart-castle-r1135368, accessed 01 March 2021.