Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant View of Edinburgh Castle from the Water of Leith

1801

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 127 x 195 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02811
Turner Bequest LV 1

Catalogue entry

The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally. A pencil outline showing the castle in more detail is on folios 1 verso–2 recto (D02812–D02813), and there are distant views of the city worked up with wash on folios 5 verso–10 recto (D02818–D02824).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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