Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 99 x 159 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13421
Turner Bequest CLXV 55

Catalogue entry

This slight sketch shows the gentle ascent of Calton Hill leading to Nelson’s Monument at its summit. Turner made numerous sketches of and from Calton Hill, often focusing on the newly erected (1807–15) monument (see folio 54 verso; D13416; CLXV 52a).

Thomas Ardill
November 2007

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