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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Low Light, North Shields 1818

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 1 Verso:
The Low Light, North Shields 1818
Turner Bequest CLXVI 1a
Pencil on white wove paper, 90 x 112 mm
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘B’ on the tower, ?‘Strand’ left
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Across the present page and folio 2 (D13451) is a view of Fish Quay at North Shields with its two harbour lights. The view looks west from the quay with the Low Light and wharf at the left of the present page, and the town, accessible by the steps at the right, with the High Light on folio 2. The masts of several boats can be seen in the harbour.
See folio 13 (D13473) 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, ‘The Low Light, 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-the-low-light-north-shields-r1131995, accessed 21 August 2019.