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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Rocks and the Sea, ?with Part of Fast Castle 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 73 Recto:
Rocks and the Sea, ?with Part of Fast Castle 1801
D02725
Turner Bequest LIV 73
Pencil on white wove paper prepared with a mauve-pink ground, 115 x 164 mm
Stamped in black with Turner Bequest monogram top left
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘73’ top left, upside down
Stamped in black ‘LIV 73’ top left, upside down
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The view is inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation. Drawings apparently showing Fast Castle, the first on the road to Edinburgh inside the Scottish border, are on folios 72 verso–79 recto (D02724–D02737).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Rocks and the Sea, ?with Part of Fast Castle 1801 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-rocks-and-the-sea-with-part-of-fast-castle-r1178911, accessed 18 February 2020.