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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Linlithgow Palace and St Michael's Church 1818

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 48 Verso:
Linlithgow Palace and St Michael’s Church 1818
Turner Bequest CLXVII 46a
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 186 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Continued from folio 49 (D13667; CLXVII 47) at the right is a row of trees that stand to the east of St Michael’s Church, Linlithgow. At the bottom left of the page are three dabs of red watercolour paint. These may have been made when Turner was making a watercolour study of St Michael’s and Linlithgow Palace from the east (Tate D25325; Turner Bequest CCLXIII 203) as he would have referred to nearby pages in this sketchbook (folios 45 verso–46; D13660–D13661; CLXVII 43a–44), and the colour matches that used in the study. There are similar dabs on folio 49.
There is also a sooty mark at the top-left corner.

Thomas Ardill
March 2008

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Linlithgow Palace and St Michael’s Church 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-linlithgow-palace-and-st-michaels-church-r1132211, accessed 16 January 2021.