Joseph Mallord William Turner

Spires of Edinburgh

1818

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 99 x 159 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13431
Turner Bequest CLXV 60

Catalogue entry

In this faint view of Edinburgh, perhaps made from Calton Hill, Turner has concentrated exclusively on the spires, domes and lanterns roofs that occupy the Edinburgh skyline. At the top left of the page is a detail, perhaps of two windows.

Thomas Ardill
November 2007

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