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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Edinburgh from the North-West 1818

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 60 Verso:
Edinburgh from the North-West 1818
Turner Bequest CLXVII 57a
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 186 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Continued from folio 61 (D13688; CLXVII 58), this sketch shows a distant view of Edinburgh from the north-west, perhaps near Cramond (where Turner sketched Lauriston Castle in the Edinburgh, 1818 sketchbook, Tate D13568; Turner Bequest CLXVI 61a). At the right of the page is the tower of Nelson’s Monument on top of Calton Hill in the east of the city.
There is a sooty mark at the bottom left of the page.

Thomas Ardill
March 2008

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Edinburgh from the North-West 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-the-north-west-r1132234, accessed 13 December 2019.