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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Seacliff House 1818

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Verso:
Seacliff House 1818
Turner Bequest CLXVII 8c
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 186 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The present page shows a large rock in the foreground of a view looking towards Seacliff House (continuing on folio 10; D13601; CLXVII 9); a mid eighteenth-century building situated a few hundred yards east of Tantallon Castle on the East Lothian coast. Turner stands on the beach at Auldhame near the Gegan rocks, from where he sketched Tantallon Castle (folios 8 verso–9; D13598–D13599; CCLXVII 8a–8b). There is another view of the building from a little closer up on folios 6 verso–7 (D13595–D13596; CCLXVII 6a–7), and from beneath on folio 8 (D13597; CLXVII 8).

Thomas Ardill
February 2008

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Seacliff House 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-seacliff-house-r1132148, accessed 21 May 2022.