Joseph Mallord William Turner

New Brighton Lighthouse and Fort, 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
D25771
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 5 a

Catalogue entry

This sketch, across the present page and folio 6 (D25772), is the last of a small group of sketches showing New Brighton Lighthouse and Fort from New Brighton (folios 3 verso–6; D25767–D25772; see folio 4; D25768 for more information). In this sketch the view is from an elevated position on the front at New Brighton rather than from the beach, which can be seen in the middle distance. In the foreground across both pages are jagged lines representing either low rocky cliffs or waves breaking against the rocks. The coastline of Liverpool (see folios 6 verso– 7; D25773–D25774) is shown in the background, and to the left of the lighthouse is shipping entering and leaving the busy port of Liverpool.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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