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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner East Lothian Coast: View out to Sea with The Bass Rock 1818

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 11 Recto:
East Lothian Coast: View out to Sea with The Bass Rock 1818
D13603
Turner Bequest CLXVII 10
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 186 mm
Inscribed in blue ink ‘10’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CLXVII 10’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘East Lothian Coast: View out to Sea with The Bass Rock 1818 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2008, 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-east-lothian-coast-view-out-to-sea-with-the-bass-rock-r1132151, accessed 19 October 2019.