Joseph Mallord William TurnerEdinburgh, from the Calton Hill; and Figures on Calton Hill 1818

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Artist
Title
Edinburgh, from the Calton Hill; and Figures on Calton Hill
From Scotch Antiquities Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CLXVII
Date 1818
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 112 x 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13654
Turner Bequest CLXVII 41
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 43 Recto:
Edinburgh, from the Calton Hill; and Figures on Calton Hill 1818
D13654
Turner Bequest CLXVII 41
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 186 mm
Inscribed in blue ink ‘41’ at the top right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Continued from folio 42 verso (D13653; CLXVII 4a) is a sketch of the top of Calton Hill with (on 42 verso) figures at work and play. At the right of the present page is a continuation of the view of Edinburgh from Calton Hill from folio 42 (D13652; CLXVII 40). Turner must have peeled back that page in order to continue his sketch here and show more of Edinburgh’s New Town.
There is a blue ink stain (matching the colour of Finberg’s blue ink inscription) at the centre top of the page.

Thomas Ardill
March 2008

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