This watercolour was based on a drawing made during a visit to Scotland that Turner made in 1801. It was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1804. Here, Turner has moved away from the closely focused architectural topography represented by earlier views of such cities as Bristol or Oxford, concentrating instead on landscape and narrative elements. The city is seen in the distance, through shimmering light.
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