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One of a series of views of Edinburgh Castle in this sketchbook, this sketch was made from the south-west of the castle, probably from Castle Terrace. The large building at the top centre is New Barracks, built in 1769. Turner made the sketches on 1 October 1834, a fact that is recorded in the diary of the publisher Robert Cadell, who accompanied the artist that day.1 For references and further information, see folio 63 verso (D26218).
Robert Cadell, Diary 1834, Wednesday 1 October 1834, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh MS 21024, folio 42.