Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cliffs near North Shields

1818

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 90 x 112 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13475
Turner Bequest CLXVI 14

Catalogue entry

A few vertical lines are enough to depict the cliffs to the east of North Shields, seen here from the south. At the left of the page is a slight continuation of a sketch of North Shields on folio 13 verso (D13474) with the Low Light on Fish Quay.
For more information on Turner’s visit to North and South Shields and his sketches of them, see folio 13 (D13473).

Thomas Ardill
August 2009

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