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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner North and South Shields from the East 1818

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Verso:
North and South Shields from the East 1818
D13466
Turner Bequest CLXVI 9a
Pencil on white wove paper, 90 x 112 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This double-page sketch (continued on folio 10; D13467) shows North and South Shields from the east near Tynemouth. South Shields is seen on the present page with the busy shipping lanes of the Tyne. The disc of the sun and its reflection in the river below indicate that it must be early evening.
At the top of the page is a rough sketch of buildings on a coastline or headland. This may depict North or South Shields, or perhaps it is the ruins of Tynemouth Priory and castle nearby.
See folio 13 for more information about Turner’s visit to North and South Shields and references to his other sketches.

Thomas Ardill
August 2009

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘North and South Shields from the East 1818 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 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-north-and-south-shields-from-the-east-r1132011, accessed 18 August 2019.