One of two landscapes from a set of eight executed as illustrations for Sir Walter Scott's 'The Provincial Antiquities and Picturesque Scenery of Scotland' (1819-1826).
Tantallon Castle by JMW Turner, 1821
© Manchester Art Gallery
- Watercolour on paper
- 17 x 26 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £25,000 ( Total: £151,546; Tax remission)
- Acquired in:
- Private vendor
A wild coastal view whose rough sea was analysed by Ruskin in 'Modern Painters'. The grant is for two paintings, the other one is 'Linlithgow Palace'.
Sir Walter Scott thence by descent until 1886; Ralph Brocklebank thence by descent until 1938; Rayner MacConnell, London; Private Collection thence by descent to current owner