J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Cliffs near North Shields 1818

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Recto:
Cliffs near North Shields 1818
Turner Bequest CLXVI 14
Pencil on white wove paper, 90 x 112 mm
Stamped in black ‘CLXV 14’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A few vertical lines are enough to depict the cliffs to the east of North Shields, seen here from the south. At the left of the page is a slight continuation of a sketch of North Shields on folio 13 verso (D13474) with the Low Light on Fish Quay.
For more information on Turner’s visit to North and South Shields and his sketches of them, see folio 13 (D13473).

Thomas Ardill
August 2009

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Cliffs near North Shields 1818 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2009, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-cliffs-near-north-shields-r1132020, accessed 22 August 2019.