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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner New Brighton Fort and Lighthouse, Merseyside 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 4 Recto:
New Brighton Fort and Lighthouse, Merseyside 1831
D25768
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 4
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 187 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by John Ruskin 4’ top right and ‘342’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLXVI 4’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The lighthouse and fortified structure on this page are the Black Rock or Perch Rock Lighthouse and Fort which stand at the mouth of the Mersey just off New Brighton at the north-east corner on the Wirral peninsular. The fort and lighthouse were completed in 1829 and 1830 respectively as defence for the Port of Liverpool (folios 1 verso–3, 6 verso–7 verso; D25763–D25766, D25773–D25775). The present sketch is from New Brighton to the south, with the following sketches from the west (folios 4–6; D25768–D25772).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘New Brighton Fort and Lighthouse, 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-new-brighton-fort-and-lighthouse-merseyside-r1134135, accessed 23 June 2021.