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 5 Verso:
New Brighton Lighthouse and Fort, Merseyside 1831
D25771
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 5a
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 187 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch, across the present page and folio 6 (D25772), is the last of a small group of sketches showing New Brighton Lighthouse and Fort from New Brighton (folios 3 verso–6; D25767–D25772; see folio 4; D25768 for more information). In this sketch the view is from an elevated position on the front at New Brighton rather than from the beach, which can be seen in the middle distance. In the foreground across both pages are jagged lines representing either low rocky cliffs or waves breaking against the rocks. The coastline of Liverpool (see folios 6 verso– 7; D25773–D25774) is shown in the background, and to the left of the lighthouse is shipping entering and leaving the busy port of Liverpool.

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-r1134138, accessed 22 June 2021.