Joseph Mallord William Turner

New Brighton Fort and Lighthouse, Merseyside

1831

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25768
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 4

Catalogue entry

The lighthouse and fortified structure on this page are the Black Rock or Perch Rock Lighthouse and Fort which stand at the mouth of the Mersey just off New Brighton at the north-east corner on the Wirral peninsular. The fort and lighthouse were completed in 1829 and 1830 respectively as defence for the Port of Liverpool (folios 1 verso–3, 6 verso–7 verso; D25763–D25766, D25773–D25775). The present sketch is from New Brighton to the south, with the following sketches from the west (folios 4–6; D25768–D25772).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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