Joseph Mallord William Turner

Liverpool from New Brighton, Merseyside

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
D25764
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 2

Catalogue entry

Continuing on folio 1 verso (D25763) is a view from New Brighton beach to Liverpool. On the present page we look across the Mersey to the southern end of the Port of Liverpool where a series of vertical lines and scribbles represent the masts of ships. In the foreground a small vessel is just setting off from the New Brighton beach where three or four figures are standing. The coast curves round to form a bay, at the end of which is a structure that is probably New Brighton Fort, which is more clearly depicted on folio 4 (D25767) along with the New Brighton Lighthouse.
Sketches on folios 2 verso–6 (D25765–D25772) were all taken from or near New Brighton.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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