Joseph Mallord William Turner

Continuation of The Royal Squadron in Leith Roads

1822

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17639
Turner Bequest CC 75 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook inverted and continuing from folio 76 (D17640) is a view of part of the harbour at Leith as seen from the east. The marks are very few but the square shape at the right may be the Martello tower which was once surrounded by water but has now been subsumed into the extended Leith docks.

Thomas Ardill
September 2008

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