Joseph Mallord William Turner

Tantallon Castle and Bass Rock

1818

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 90 x 112 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13509
Turner Bequest CLXVI 31

Catalogue entry

This sketch looking out to sea at the Bass Rock from the cliffs near Tantallon Castle was drawn with the sketchbook inverted and continues on the opposite page (folio 30 verso; D13508). This page, framed on the left by the cliff edge of Gin Head, shows the Bass Rock about a mile off the East Lothian Coast.

Thomas Ardill
December 2007

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