Joseph Mallord William Turner

Edinburgh, from Caulton-hill

exhibited 1804

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 660 x 1000 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D03639
Turner Bequest LX H

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This watercolour was based on a drawing made during a visit to Scotland that Turner made in 1801. It was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1804. Here, Turner has moved away from the closely focused architectural topography represented by earlier views of such cities as Bristol or Oxford, concentrating instead on landscape and narrative elements. The city is seen in the distance, through shimmering light.

Gallery label, September 2004

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