Joseph Mallord William TurnerSt Bernard's Well, Water of Leith 1818

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Artist
Title
St Bernard's Well, Water of Leith
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
D13645
Turner Bequest CLXVII 36
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 38 Recto:
St Bernard’s Well, Water of Leith 1818
D13645
Turner Bequest CLXVII 36
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 186 mm
Inscribed in blue ink ‘36’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CLXVII 36’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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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