Joseph Mallord William TurnerNorth Shields 1818

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Artist
Title
North Shields
From Edinburgh, 1818, Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CLXVI
Date 1818
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 90 x 112 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13455
Turner Bequest CLXVI 4
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 4 Recto:
North Shields 1818
D13455
Turner Bequest CLXVI 4
Pencil on white wove paper, 90 x 112 mm
Stamped in black ‘CLXVI 4’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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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