One of two landscapes from a set of eight executed as illustrations for Sir Walter Scott's 'The Provincial Antiquities and Picturesque Scenery of Scotland' (1819-1826).
Linithgow Palace by JMW Turner, 1821
© Manchester Art Gallery
- Watercolour, body colour, gum arabic
- 17.5 x 26 cm
- Acquired in:
- Private vendor
The ruin of the castle basks in the sunset, haunted by its glorious past as a hunting lodge. The grant is for two paintings, the other one is 'Tantallon Castle'.
Sir Walter Scott thence by descent until 1886; Ralph Brocklebank thence by descent until 1938; Rayner MacConnell, London; Private Collection thence by descent to current owner.