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 10 Recto:
North and South Shields from the East 1818
Turner Bequest CLXVI 10
Pencil on white wove paper, 90 x 112 mm
Stamped in black ‘CLXVI 10’ bottom right.
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
As in folio 13 (D13473), this view was taken from the east near Tynemouth. The view is therefore up river with North Shields at the right and South Shields at the left on the continuing page (folio 9 verso; D13466). North Shields is dominated by its three harbour lights: the Low Light at the left and the High Light at the right with the lower decommissioned old beacon in between. The Tyne is busy with shipping from the shipyards of North Shields and those on their route to and from Newcastle.
See folio 13 for more information about Turner’s visit to North and South Shields and references to his other sketches.
There are some marks from water damage across the top half of the page.

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-r1132012, accessed 22 October 2019.