Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Firth of Forth from Calton Hill, Edinburgh

1834

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 × 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26412
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 80

Catalogue entry

Following on from a series of views of Edinburgh from the Stewart Monument on Calton Hill (see folio 79 verso; D26411) here is another view from Calton Hill, this time looking over the city to the distant Firth of Forth. Part of a structure on the hill, perhaps the City Observatory, is included in the foreground at the lower left. There is another view of Edinburgh from Calton Hill on folios 80 verso–81 (D26413–D26414).

Thomas Ardill
February 2011

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