Joseph Mallord William TurnerLinlithgow 1818

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Artist
Title
Linlithgow
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
D13668
Turner Bequest CLXVII 47 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 49 Verso:
Linlithgow 1818
D13668
Turner Bequest CLXVII 47a
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 186 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This view of Linlithgow Palace and, to the right, St Michael’s Church, are seen from across Linlithgow Loch to the west. The Loch itself cannot be seen in the current sketch because it lies behind a screen of trees. Turner made a number of sketches of the Palace from the west, of which folios 44 verso, 50 verso and 51 verso are closest in viewpoint and composition (D13658, D13670 and D13672; CLXVII 42a, 48a, 49a). (See folio 44 verso for a full list of sketches from the west).

Thomas Ardill
March 2008

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