Joseph Mallord William Turner

Linlithgow: St Michael’s Church from the North-East

1801

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 184 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02943
Turner Bequest LVI 14

Catalogue entry

Made with the pages turned horizontally, this is a continuation of the drawing on folio 13 verso opposite (D02942).
Verso:
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Church Linlithgo where James | is said to have seen the Appration [sic] of | an Old man.’ Turner’s note probably refers to the story that King James IV of Scotland saw a ghost in the church, warning him not to go to Flodden where, on 9 September 1513, he was killed at the Battle of Flodden Field.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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