The Bell Rock Lighthouse by Joseph Mallord William Turner bookmark

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19.5 x 7 cm

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Beautiful decorative bookmark featuring the dynamic landscape painting, The Bell Rock Lighthouse by artist Joseph Mallord William Turner, from the National Galleries of Scotland collection.

This bookmark is a perfect gift for sending by post for an art and book lover.

Bell Rock is the oldest surviving rock lighthouse in the British Isles. It stands on a partially submerged reef off the east coast of Scotland, 11 miles from Arbroath. Designed by Robert Stevenson (1772–1850), Bell Rock was built using revolutionary methods. Stevenson commissioned Turner to produce an illustration for his book, Account of the Bell Rock Lighthouse in 1819. Although he had not visited the site, Turner created this dramatic scene, using his vast experience of painting the sea. It is based on Stevenson’s description of a storm battering the lighthouse.

Joseph Mallord William Turner (23 April 1775 – 19 December 1851) was an English Romantic painter, printmaker, and watercolourist. Turner's detailed, expansive, and atmospheric artwork celebrates the diversity and emotive power of nature and transformed the art of landscape painting in Britain.  He became the youngest ever full member of the Royal Academy in 1802.