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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Looking across the Firth of Forth from South Queensferry to Rosyth Castle 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 5 Recto:
Looking across the Firth of Forth from South Queensferry to Rosyth Castle 1801
D02931
Turner Bequest LVI 5
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 184 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram below right of centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘5’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘LVI – 5’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally. See under folio 3 recto (D02929). Rosyth castle, a fifteenth-century tower house, was already in a state of dilapidation when Turner saw it.
Verso:
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Queens ferry looking towards Stirling’.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Looking across the Firth of Forth from South Queensferry to Rosyth Castle 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-looking-across-the-firth-of-forth-from-south-queensferry-to-r1179123, accessed 04 December 2021.