Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant View of Edinburgh Castle from the West, with Trees and Houses in the Foreground

1801

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 127 × 195 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02854
Turner Bequest LV 30 a

Catalogue entry

Made with the pages turned horizontally, the subject is continued on folio 31 recto opposite (D02855). It is a slight sketch which, like several others in this book, seems to have been made with a view to fixing a grand composition in Turner’s mind rather than recording specific details.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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