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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Melrose 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Verso:
Melrose 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 14a
Pencil on off-white wove writing paper, 113 x 185 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Continuing on folios 15 and 16 (D25954, D25956; CCLXVII 15, 16) is the sketch that Turner used as the basis of his watercolour, Melrose 1831 (National Gallery of Scotland),1 engraved for part 6 of Sir Walter Scott’s Poetical Works. The present page shows the Eildon Hills from the east, and continues on folio 15 looking along the River Tweed towards Melrose Abbey.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.428 no.1080.

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Melrose 1831 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2009, 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-melrose-r1134323, accessed 09 December 2019.