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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner North Shields 1818

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 3 Verso:
North Shields 1818
Turner Bequest CLXVI 3a
Pencil on white wove paper, 90 x 112 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Standing on Bell Street by Western Quay in North Shields, this view (continued on folio 4; D13466) looks east along the quay and the north shore of the River Tyne. The town’s two harbour lights are its distinguishing features and the High Light is shown at the right of the current page, with the Low Light at the left of the continuing page. In the distance on folio 4 is Tynemouth Priory.
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 Shields 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-r1131999, accessed 21 September 2019.