Joseph Mallord William Turner

East Lothian Coast: View out to Sea with The Bass Rock

1818

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 112 × 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13603
Turner Bequest CLXVII 10

Catalogue entry

Continued from folio 10 verso (D13602; CLXVII 9a) is a view looking out to sea from Seacliff Beach on the East Lothian coast. At the centre of the picture is a large rock a few yards out to sea, with the outcrop known as St Baldred’s Boat to the right where there is now a lighthouse. At the left of the picture on folio 10 verso is the Bass Rock.
There is a pale blue mark at the bottom left, mirrored on folio 10 verso.

Thomas Ardill
February 2008

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