Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lighthouse, ?Berwick-upon-Tweed

1831

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 74 × 94 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25635
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 60

Catalogue entry

This sketch, drawn with the book inverted, of a pier with a lighthouse and several other structures is likely to be Breakwater Light (established 1826) at the entrance to the Tweed at Berwick-upon-Tweed. There is another sketch of the same pier or breakwater on the verso of this page (folio 60 verso; D25636). Turner made studies of Berwick-upon-Tweed in the Berwick sketchbook (Tate D25644–D25761; D41232–D41234; Turner Bequest CCLXV complete).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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