Joseph Mallord William Turner

Shoreline of the Firth of Forth

1818

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 90 x 112 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13470
Turner Bequest CLXVI 11 a

Catalogue entry

The two drawings on this page show the rocky banks of the Firth of Forth. At the top is a view across the water to the far shore with what may be the fortified island of Inchgarvie, making the harbour beyond North or South Queensferry. At the bottom of the page is a slight sketch of cliffs, presumably on the banks of the Forth. Both sketches continue slightly on folio 12 (D13471).

Thomas Ardill
December 2007

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