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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Distant View of Edinburgh Castle from the Water of Leith 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 1 Recto:
Distant View of Edinburgh Castle from the Water of Leith 1801
D02811
Turner Bequest LV 1
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 127 x 195 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LV – 1’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally. A pencil outline showing the castle in more detail is on folios 1 verso–2 recto (D02812–D02813), and there are distant views of the city worked up with wash on folios 5 verso–10 recto (D02818–D02824).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Distant View of Edinburgh Castle from the Water of Leith 1801 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-distant-view-of-edinburgh-castle-from-the-water-of-leith-r1179001, accessed 22 February 2020.