Joseph Mallord William TurnerTron Kirk, Edinburgh 1834

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Tron Kirk, Edinburgh
From Edinburgh Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII
Date 1834
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 181 x 111 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 75
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 75 Recto:
Tron Kirk, Edinburgh 1834
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 75
Pencil on white wove paper, 181 x 111 mm
Inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin ‘75’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLXVIII – 75’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This detailed architectural study of the Tron Kirk in Edinburgh was made from the Royal Mile to the west. The church is shown in two further sketches on folios 76 and 77 (D26239, D26241). At the top of the page are two separate sketches made from the south-east corner of South Bridge, just off the Royal Mile. At the top left is a view looking down south bridge, with the building on the corner of South Bridge and Hunter Square. The same building is shown again at the left of the sketch at the top right of the page, which looks into Hunter Square.

Thomas Ardill
November 2010

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