Linithgow Palace by JMW Turner

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).


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.

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Manchester Art Gallery Mosley Street, MANCHESTER Greater Manchester M2 3JL 0161 235 8888

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