Joseph Mallord William Turner?The Bank of Scotland Headquarters, Edinburgh 1834

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Artist
Title
?The Bank of Scotland Headquarters, Edinburgh
From Stirling and Edinburgh Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCLXIX
Date 1834
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 113 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26433
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 90 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 90 Verso:
?The Bank of Scotland Headquarters, Edinburgh 1834
D26433
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 90a
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 113 x 190 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Rather than the Old College of Edinburgh University, as Finberg suggested,1 David Wallace-Hadrill has identified this building as the headquarters of the Bank of Scotland on the Mound in Edinburgh.2 The view is from Bank Street to the south-east. Beneath is a separate study of part of the building. There are further sketches of the building on the inside back cover of this sketchbook (D41048).

Thomas Ardill
November 2010

1
Finberg 1909, II, p.867. The dome of the Robert Adam and William Henry Playfair’s building was not added until 1887.
2
David Wallace-Hadrill, [CCLXIX Checklist], [circa 1991], Tate catalogue files, unpaginated.

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