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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Mersey from New Brighton 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 3 Recto:
The Mersey from New Brighton 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 3
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 187 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by John Ruskin ‘3’ top right and ‘342’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLXVI 3’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Continued from folio 2 (D25765) is a view of Liverpool from New Brighton beach. Only the southern docks of the Port of Liverpool are visible in the background of the present page, which concentrates on the beach in the foreground where there is a hut and steps up the low cliffs to the promenade.
Sketches of Liverpool are on folios 1 verso–7 verso (D25763–D24775) of this sketchbook.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘The Mersey from New Brighton 1831 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 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-mersey-from-new-brighton-r1134133, accessed 22 June 2021.