Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25953
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 14 a

Catalogue entry

Continuing on folios 15 and 16 (D25954, D25956; CCLXVII 15, 16) is the sketch that Turner used as the basis of his watercolour, Melrose 1831 (National Gallery of Scotland),1 engraved for part 6 of Sir Walter Scott’s Poetical Works. The present page shows the Eildon Hills from the east, and continues on folio 15 looking along the River Tweed towards Melrose Abbey.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.428 no.1080.

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