Joseph Mallord William Turner

Linlithgow: The Church and Palace from the South, with the Loch in the Foreground

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: 184 × 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02936
Turner Bequest LVI 9 a

Catalogue entry

The subject is continued on folio 10 recto opposite (D02937). The fifteenth-century royal palace, in effect a large fortified manor house, at Linlithgow, and its imposing church of St Michael’s close by, form an impressive group of which Turner made several sketches. In 1821 he was to make a finished watercolour view of the palace (Manchester Art Gallery),1 engraved in 1822 for Walter Scott’s Provincial Antiquities of Scotland (Tate impressions: T04498, T06065).
See also folios 10 verso–11 recto, 13 verso–14 recto, 15 recto, 16 verso–17 recto, 18 verso, 19 verso–20 recto, 20 verso–21 recto, 21 verso–22 recto (D02938–D02939, D02942–D02944, D02946–D02947, D02949, D02951–D02954, D41240, D02955).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.426 no.1068.

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