Joseph Mallord William Turner

?The Bank of Scotland Headquarters, Edinburgh

1834

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 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

Catalogue entry

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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