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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Edinburgh, from near Stockbridge 1818

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 39 Recto:
Edinburgh, from near Stockbridge 1818
Turner Bequest CLXVII 37
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 186 mm
Inscribed in blue ink ‘37’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CLXVII 37’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page continues a view from folio 38 verso (D13646; CLXVII 36a) of Edinburgh from Stockbridge in the north-west of the city. On the opposite page is the eastern half of the city from Calton Hill (with Arthur’s Seat behind it) to St Giles’s Cathedral with part of the New Town in front. The present page is dominated by the outline of Edinburgh Castle in front of which the carefully planned Georgian blocks of Edinburgh’s New Town can clearly be discerned.
There is light foxing across the page.

Thomas Ardill
March 2008

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Edinburgh, from near Stockbridge 1818 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2008, 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-edinburgh-from-near-stockbridge-r1132195, accessed 22 April 2021.