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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Liverpool from New Brighton, Merseyside 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Recto:
Liverpool from New Brighton, Merseyside 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 2
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 187 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by John Ruskin ‘2’ top right and ‘342’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLXVI 2’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Liverpool from New Brighton, Merseyside 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-liverpool-from-new-brighton-merseyside-r1134131, accessed 22 June 2021.