This view of Jedburgh from the south-east across the Jed water includes Jedburgh Abbey with Newgate to its right, Abbey Bridge beneath it, and Jedburgh Castle Jail, which has been brought forward in the sketch. The castle also appears in the little outline sketch at the top left of the page. This sketch, and two similar views on folios 60 verso and 61 (D26033, D26034; CCLXVII 62a, 63), are presumably those that Robert Cadell described as ‘the best views of the abbey’, made by Turner as Cadell ‘returned to the inn & wrote my letter for home’.1
Robert Cadell, ‘Abbotsford Diary’, Tuesday 9 August 1831, National Library of Scotland, MS Acc.5188, Box 1, folio 111; transcribed in Gerald E. Finley, ‘J.M.W. Turner and Sir Walter Scott: Iconography of a Tour’, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, vol.31, 1972, p.384.
Wilton 1979, p.427 no.1072.
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