Joseph Mallord William Turner

Liverpool from Birkenhead

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 59 x 96 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25741
Turner Bequest CCLXV 55

Catalogue entry

This sketch, drawn with the book inverted, may depict a view of Liverpool seen from across the Mersey. A similar view of a town with the same dome and spires is depicted on folio 53 (D25737) where the sun and its reflection in the water are also shown. Turner made several sketches of Liverpool in this sketchbook, see folio 3 verso (D25648) for references.

Thomas Ardill
May 2010

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