Joseph Mallord William Turner

Edinburgh, from Village of Dean

1818

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
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
D13738
Turner Bequest CLXVII 83

Catalogue entry

The Village of Dean provides the semi-rural foreground to this view of Edinburgh from the west. As in folio 70 verso (D13746; CLXVII 87a), St George’s Church and Edinburgh Castle form the focal point of the picture, this time with Arthur’s Seat clearly visible in the background. More of the city, especially the New Town, is shown in the following sketch across two pages of the sketchbook (folios 71 verso–72; D13739–D13740; CLXVII 83a–84).

Thomas Ardill
March 2008

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