Saturday, 30 March 2013

An Artist's Impression

The Bell Rock Lighthouse was designed and built by Robert Stevenson between 1807 and 1811. Eight years later Stevenson wanted to illustrate the cover of his Account of the Bell Rock Lighthouse and commissioned a watercolour by Turner. The artist never visited the lighthouse and based his work on drawings. It was subsequently engraved for the Account by John Horsburgh and published in 1824.

Scottish Islands Explorer - technically far advanced

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