Joseph Mallord William Turner

Edinburgh from the Water of Leith

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: 195 x 127 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02812
Turner Bequest LV 1 a

Catalogue entry

The subject is continued on folio 2 recto opposite and again of folio 3 recto (D02813–D02814). The incorporation of repoussoirs on either side of this view, for which compare the watercolour study from a slightly different viewpoint on the recto (D02811), suggests that Turner considered the possibility of using it as the basis for a finished composition.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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