Joseph Mallord William Turner

Views on the Coast at Leith

1831

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 96 × 59 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25679
Turner Bequest CCLXV 21 a

Catalogue entry

The sketches across this page and folio 22 (D25680) have been tentatively identified as having been made at Leith Harbour near Edinburgh. The top sketch continues from folio 22 and shows the distant shore of Fife across the Firth of Forth. The second sketch may be inscribed ‘Kilcaldy’, which is a town on the shore of Fife. There is a further sketch of a coastline at the bottom of the page.

Thomas Ardill
May 2010

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