Joseph Mallord William Turner

Views of the Firth of Forth Between Port Edgar and Blackness

1818

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 90 × 112 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13533
Turner Bequest CLXVI 43

Catalogue entry

This page shows views along the Firth of Forth continued from folio 42 verso (D13532). At the top of the page is a view of the island of Inchgarvie from the west, the sketch in the middle of the page shows a view east towards Blackness Castle, and the sketch at the bottom may be of Rosyth Castle. (See folio 42 verso for more information).
Turner returned to this spot in 1822 and made a sketch that closely matches the drawing in the middle of this page (King’s Visit to Edinburgh sketchbook, Tate D17586; Turner Bequest CC 47a).

Thomas Ardill
September 2008

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