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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner View Along the East Lothian Coast with Seacliff House 1818

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Verso:
View Along the East Lothian Coast with Seacliff House 1818
D13595
Turner Bequest CLXVII 6a
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 186 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Looking down at the rocky shoreline from the cliffs near Auldhame on the East Lothian coast, this sketch continues on folio 7 (D13596; CLXVII 7) where it shows Seacliff House. At the right of the present page are the headlands and cliffs of the coast to the south-east, with buildings at the hamlet of Scoughall in the distance. There is a similar view, though taken from a little further away at the bottom of the cliffs on folios 9 verso–10 (D13600–D13601; CLXVII 8c, 9), and the house is seen from beneath on folio 8 (D13597; CLXVII 8).

Thomas Ardill
February 2008

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘View Along the East Lothian Coast with 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-view-along-the-east-lothian-coast-with-seacliff-house-r1132143, accessed 15 October 2019.