Joseph Mallord William Turner

Edinburgh from Near St Anthony’s Chapel


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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 113 × 190 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 82 a

Catalogue entry

Made from the slopes a little to the south-west of St Anthony’s Chapel the sketch across this page and folio 83 (D26418) provides a panoramic view to the west and north across Edinburgh. The ruins of St Anthony’s Chapel appear on this page as a small square on the edge of a rocky slope with a path beneath (see also folio 86; D26424). The eastern outskirts of the city can be seen beyond with the Firth of Forth in the distance. More of the city can be seen on the other half of this sketch, including Calton Hill, North Bridge and the spires of some of the city’s churches.
For further information about Turner’s sketches of Edinburgh from near St Anthony’s Chapel, see folio 89 verso (D26431).
There are about nine light-brown marks on this page, perhaps caused by water damage.

Thomas Ardill
November 2010

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