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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Calton Hill 1818

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 57 Recto:
Calton Hill 1818
Turner Bequest CLXV 55
Pencil on white laid paper, 99 x 159 mm
Stamped in black ‘CLXV 55’ top right running vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This slight sketch shows the gentle ascent of Calton Hill leading to Nelson’s Monument at its summit. Turner made numerous sketches of and from Calton Hill, often focusing on the newly erected (1807–15) monument (see folio 54 verso; D13416; CLXV 52a).

Thomas Ardill
November 2007

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Calton Hill 1818 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, November 2007, 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-calton-hill-r1131967, accessed 21 October 2019.