Joseph Mallord William Turner

Continuation of the Procession to Edinburgh Castle Seen from the Half Moon Battery

1822

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17601
Turner Bequest CC 55

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook inverted, at the right of the page is the continuation of a sketch on folio 54 verso (D17600). In contrast to the rest of the sketch, this part is drawn very faintly showing the position of some of the major landmarks of Edinburgh’s New Town, but ignoring the other buildings and topography of the area. Three structures are indicated: the spire of ‘St Andrew’ at the left, the ‘M[elville Monument]’ in the centre, and the domed roof of the General Register House at the right. The sketch on folio 38 verso (D17569) also shows this view.

Thomas Ardill
September 2008

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