Joseph Mallord William Turner

North Shields from the East

1818

Not on display
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
D13461
Turner Bequest CLXVI 7

Catalogue entry

This view of North Shields from the east must have been made either from a boat, or from across the Tyne in South Shields. We look towards the Fish Quay with the town’s three harbour lights, which are, from left to right: the 1802 High Light and Low Light, and an older decommissioned beacon.
There are two similar views (though both from a slightly more northerly position) on folios 10 and 13 (D13467; D13473). For information on Turner’s visit to North and South Shields and further references see folio 13.

Thomas Ardill
August 2009

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