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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

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

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 4 Verso:
New Brighton Lighthouse and Fort, Merseyside 1831
D25769
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 4a
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 187 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘New Brighton Lighthouse and Fort, 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-lighthouse-and-fort-merseyside-r1134136, accessed 22 June 2021.