Linlithgow Palace (left) and St Michael’s church tower (right) are seen in this sketch from the bottom of a steep bank to the south-west. At the top of the bank two figures stand on the slope, and below at the left two more stand, reflected in the water of Linlithgow Loch (as in folio 51; D13671; CLXVII 49). Turner’s inscription refers to the ‘road’ that forms a ‘boundary’ around the castle and church at the top of the bank.
There are two further sketches of the palace and church from the south-west: folio 51, in which Linlithgow Loch is also visible, and folio 52 (D13663; CLXVII 45b), from a high vantage point further to the south from where the town of Linlithgow is also visible.
- Lothian, West(75)