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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner North Shields from the East 1818

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 7 Recto:
North Shields from the East 1818
Turner Bequest CLXVI 7
Pencil on white wove paper, 90 x 112 mm
Stamped in black ‘CLXVI 7’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This view of North Shields from the east must have been made either from a boat, or from across the Tyne in South Shields. We look towards the Fish Quay with the town’s three harbour lights, which are, from left to right: the 1802 High Light and Low Light, and an older decommissioned beacon.
There are two similar views (though both from a slightly more northerly position) on folios 10 and 13 (D13467; D13473). For information on Turner’s visit to North and South Shields and further references see folio 13.

Thomas Ardill
August 2009

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘North 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-shields-from-the-east-r1132006, accessed 21 August 2019.