Joseph Mallord William Turner

Fish Quay, 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
D13478
Turner Bequest CLXVI 15 a

Catalogue entry

Continued from folio 16 (D13479) is a sketch of North Shields and the River Tyne from Fish Quays, the oldest part of the town. This part of the sketch shows the quayside, the beach to the east of the town and the view west along the north coast of the Tyne in the direction of Newcastle. The right of the sketch can be seen one of the town’s harbour lights. This is probably the decommissioned old beacon.
For more information on Turner’s visit to North and South Shields and his sketches of the town and surrounding area, see folio 13 (D13473).

Thomas Ardill
August 2009

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