Joseph Mallord William Turner

Edinburgh, from the Calton Hill; and Figures on Calton Hill

1818

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 112 × 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13654
Turner Bequest CLXVII 41

Catalogue entry

Continued from folio 42 verso (D13653; CLXVII 4a) is a sketch of the top of Calton Hill with (on 42 verso) figures at work and play. At the right of the present page is a continuation of the view of Edinburgh from Calton Hill from folio 42 (D13652; CLXVII 40). Turner must have peeled back that page in order to continue his sketch here and show more of Edinburgh’s New Town.
There is a blue ink stain (matching the colour of Finberg’s blue ink inscription) at the centre top of the page.

Thomas Ardill
March 2008

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