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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Tynemouth from North Shields 1818

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Verso:
Tynemouth from North Shields 1818
Turner Bequest CLXVI 2a
Pencil on white wove paper, 90 x 112 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
On his route to Scotland in 1818 Turner stopped off at Newcastle and North Shields to make sketches of the two towns of the Rivers of England project (see folio 13; D13473). From the quay at North Shields, Turner sketched the view east towards the mouth of the River Tyne (continuing on folio 3; D13453). On the north bank, seen on the present page, about three quarters of a mile away to the north-east are the remains of Tynemouth Priory (see folio 14 verso; D13476). There are boats in the foreground and south shields is seen on the continuing page.
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, ‘Tynemouth from 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-tynemouth-from-north-shields-r1131997, accessed 24 August 2019.