Joseph Mallord William Turner

St Bernard’s Well, Water of Leith

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
D13645
Turner Bequest CLXVII 36

Catalogue entry

Following a view of St. Bernard’s Well from the north (folio 37; D13644; CLXVII 35), here is a view from the opposite side. Turner’s approach is again to complement the classical-style monument by depicting the trees in a Claudian manner. The artist made four sketches of St. Bernard’s Well on this occasion, all from different angles (see folio 37; D13644; CLXVII 35).
There is light foxing across the page.

Thomas Ardill
March 2008

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