Joseph Mallord William Turner

View of Edinburgh from Calton Hill

1834

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
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
D26413
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 80 a

Catalogue entry

This page continues a sketch from folio 81 (D26414) of Edinburgh from Calton Hill, one of a series of sketches of the city from this site; see folio 79 verso (D26411) for references. This half of the sketch shows the view to the north beyond the city to the Firth of Forth, while the other half of the sketch shows Edinburgh Castle and other city landmarks.

Thomas Ardill
February 2011

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