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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Regent Road, Edinburgh; and a Landscape with a Bridge 1818

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 60 Recto:
Regent Road, Edinburgh; and a Landscape with a Bridge 1818
D13565
Turner Bequest CLXVI 60
Pencil on white wove paper, 90 x 112 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘[...] B 3 lines 2 d[...]’
Stamped in black ‘CLXVI 60’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Across the lower half of this page is drawn part of Calton Gaol on the lower reaches slope of Calton Hill, a similar sketch of which was made in the Bass Rock and Edinburgh sketchbook (Tate D13432; Turner Bequest CLXV 60a). Turner made numerous sketches of Calton Hill, a major Edinburgh landmark, and of views of the city from this vantage point. At the top of the page is a small sketch of a multi-arched bridge in a hilly landscape with a largely illegible inscription describing the ‘B[ridge]’ with ‘3 lines’ and 2 ‘d[...]’.

Thomas Ardill
January 2008

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Regent Road, Edinburgh; and a Landscape with a Bridge 1818 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 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-regent-road-edinburgh-and-a-landscape-with-a-bridge-r1132110, accessed 11 November 2019.