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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Lighthouse, ?Berwick-upon-Tweed 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 60 Recto:
Lighthouse, ?Berwick-upon-Tweed 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 60
Pencil on white wove paper, 74 x 94 mm
Inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin ‘60’ top left inverted
Stamped in black ‘CCLXIV – 60’ top left inverted
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch, drawn with the book inverted, of a pier with a lighthouse and several other structures is likely to be Breakwater Light (established 1826) at the entrance to the Tweed at Berwick-upon-Tweed. There is another sketch of the same pier or breakwater on the verso of this page (folio 60 verso; D25636). Turner made studies of Berwick-upon-Tweed in the Berwick sketchbook (Tate D25644–D25761; D41232–D41234; Turner Bequest CCLXV complete).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Lighthouse, ?Berwick-upon-Tweed 1831 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 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-lighthouse-berwick-upon-tweed-r1133995, accessed 11 May 2021.