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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Edinburgh from the West, with the Water of Leith in the Foreground 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 15 Verso:
Edinburgh from the West, with the Water of Leith in the Foreground 1801
D02830
Turner Bequest LV 15a
Pencil on white wove paper, 195 x 127 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘X’, below centre, on building
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject is continued on folio 16 recto opposite (D02831). This view was used as the basis of a finished watercolour that Turner showed at the Royal Academy in 1802, Edinburgh New Town, Castle, &c; from the Water of Leith;1 it can probably be identified with the cut-down drawing now in the Museums Sheffield collection.2

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.339 no.347, as untraced.
2
Ibid., p.489 no.347a, reproduced.

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Edinburgh from the West, with the Water of Leith in the Foreground 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-edinburgh-from-the-west-with-the-water-of-leith-in-the-r1179020, accessed 25 November 2020.