Joseph Mallord William Turner
North Shields 1818

Artwork details

North Shields
From Edinburgh, 1818, Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CLXVI
Date 1818
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 90 x 112 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CLXVI 4
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Catalogue entry

Continued from folio 3 verso (D13454) is the view east along the Tyne estuary from North Shields. The quayside with the Low Light (harbour light) can be seen at the left of the present page along with boats in the harbour (one of which may also be seen on folio 3; D13453), and in the distance along the north shore of the Tyne the ruins of Tynemouth Abbey can be seen on a headland at the mouth of the estuary.
See folio 13 for more information about Turner’s visit to North and South Shields and references to his other sketches.

Thomas Ardill
August 2009

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