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 6 Recto:
New Brighton Lighthouse and Fort, Merseyside 1831
D25772
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 6
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 187 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by John Ruskin ‘6’ top right and ‘342’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLXVI 6’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The jagged lines across the page represent either cliffs or breaking waves on the cliffs at New Brighton on the Wirral peninsular. The drawing continues on folio 5 verso (D25771) with New Brighton lighthouse and fort and the coast line of Liverpool beyond. There are further views of Liverpool on folios 1 verso–7 verso (D25763–D24775).

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-r1134139, accessed 22 June 2021.