Joseph Mallord William Turner

Tron Kirk, Edinburgh


View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Graphite on paper
Support: 181 x 111 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 75

Catalogue entry

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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