J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Buildings on Calton Hill, Edinburgh 1834

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 75 Verso:
Buildings on Calton Hill, Edinburgh 1834
D26403
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 75a
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 113 x 190 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘2’ top centre-left
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The buildings drawn at the top of this page are suggestive of some of the architecture on Edinburgh’s Calton Hill with, from left to right, Nelson’s Monument, the Stewart Monument (see folio 79 verso; D26411), and the Governor’s House of Calton Gaol. The houses in the foreground suggest a view from Leith Street just to the west of the hill. This sketch is inscribed ‘2’ and is Turner’s second view of the scene; see folio 75 (D26402).

Thomas Ardill
November 2010

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Buildings on Calton Hill, Edinburgh 1834 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, November 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-buildings-on-calton-hill-edinburgh-r1136333, accessed 19 January 2022.