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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Shoreline of the Firth of Forth 1818

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 11 Verso:
Shoreline of the Firth of Forth 1818
D13470
Turner Bequest CLXVI 11a
Pencil on white wove paper, 90 x 112 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The two drawings on this page show the rocky banks of the Firth of Forth. At the top is a view across the water to the far shore with what may be the fortified island of Inchgarvie, making the harbour beyond North or South Queensferry. At the bottom of the page is a slight sketch of cliffs, presumably on the banks of the Forth. Both sketches continue slightly on folio 12 (D13471).

Thomas Ardill
December 2007

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Shoreline of the Firth of Forth 1818 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 2007, 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-shoreline-of-the-firth-of-forth-r1132015, accessed 21 August 2019.