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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Firth of Forth from Calton Hill, Edinburgh 1834

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 80 Recto:
The Firth of Forth from Calton Hill, Edinburgh 1834
D26412
Turner Bequest CCLXIX 80
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 113 x 190 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by John Ruskin ‘80’ bottom left inverted and ‘340’ top left inverted
Stamped in black ‘CCLXIX 80’ top left inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Following on from a series of views of Edinburgh from the Stewart Monument on Calton Hill (see folio 79 verso; D26411) here is another view from Calton Hill, this time looking over the city to the distant Firth of Forth. Part of a structure on the hill, perhaps the City Observatory, is included in the foreground at the lower left. There is another view of Edinburgh from Calton Hill on folios 80 verso–81 (D26413–D26414).

Thomas Ardill
February 2011

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘The Firth of Forth from Calton Hill, Edinburgh 1834 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2011, 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-the-firth-of-forth-from-calton-hill-edinburgh-r1136342, accessed 19 January 2022.