Joseph Mallord William Turner

New Brighton Lighthouse and Fort, Merseyside

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 × 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25769
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 4 a

Catalogue entry

The slight sketch on this page shows a view from New Brighton beach, at the north-east corner of the Wirral peninsular, with New Brighton Lighthouse and Fort (see folio 4; D25768). To the left of the lighthouse are a steamboat and a sailing boat (as in folio 2 verso; D25765).
The sketch continues on folio 5 (D25770) which shows the beach and cliffs in the foreground. Further sketches of Liverpool are on folios 1 verso–7 verso (D25763–D24775) of this sketchbook.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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