Joseph Mallord William Turner

Edinburgh, from the Water of Leith

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
D13692
Turner Bequest CLXVII 60

Catalogue entry

Continuing from folio 62 verso (D13691; CLXVII 59a), this is a view of Edinburgh from the Water of Leith in the north of the city. The river itself is half hidden by trees on both banks at the bottom of this page, while behind Edinburgh Castle looms above with the dome of St George’s Church in Charlotte Square on the right and the Braid Hills in the distance. The eastern half of the city is shown on the continuing page with Arthur’s Seat, Calton Hill and St Giles’s Cathedral.

Thomas Ardill
March 2008

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