Joseph Mallord William Turner

Linlithgow Palace and St Michael’s Church

1818

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 112 x 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13666
Turner Bequest CLXVII 46 a

Catalogue entry

Continued from folio 49 (D13667; CLXVII 47) at the right is a row of trees that stand to the east of St Michael’s Church, Linlithgow. At the bottom left of the page are three dabs of red watercolour paint. These may have been made when Turner was making a watercolour study of St Michael’s and Linlithgow Palace from the east (Tate D25325; Turner Bequest CCLXIII 203) as he would have referred to nearby pages in this sketchbook (folios 45 verso–46; D13660–D13661; CLXVII 43a–44), and the colour matches that used in the study. There are similar dabs on folio 49.
There is also a sooty mark at the top-left corner.

Thomas Ardill
March 2008

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