Joseph Mallord William Turner

Edinburgh Castle from the South-West

1834

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 x 181 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26201
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 54 a

Catalogue entry

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).

Thomas Ardill
November 2010

1
Robert Cadell, Diary 1834, Wednesday 1 October 1834, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh MS 21024, folio 42.

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