Joseph Mallord William Turner

Liverpool from Birkenhead

1831

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25774
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 7

Catalogue entry

Continued from folio 6 verso (D25773) is a sketch of Liverpool from Birkenhead. The most prominent landmarks on the present page are, from left to right, the domes of St Paul and the Town Hall, and the three spires of the churches of St Nicholas, St George in Derby Square and St Thomas in Park Lane. Of these only St Nicholas still stands today. In front of the two domes is a row of vertical dashes representing the masts of ships in Princes Dock.1

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

1
Identified by Dr Joseph Sharples, Email to the author, 22 April 2009; Ardill 2009, pp.12–14.

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