View of Newcastle upon Tyne taken from a windmill to the eastward of St Ann's by William Daniell

This very large landscape shows the old Tyne Bridge spanning the middle distance.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
94.5 x 184 cm
Art Fund grant:
£18,000 ( Total: £75,000)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
Simon Waters

The Norman castle that gave Newcastle its name is visible in the distance. The two main industries of Newcastle, coalmining and shipbuilding, are well represented with a horse-drawn coal wagon in the foreground and two ships being fitted in a boat builders' yard on Newcastle bank. The detail of the picture was painted from studies sketched on the spot.

Provenance

D Park, circa 1970; Guy Rennick, 1976; Sotheby's, 2004.

Venue details

Laing Art Gallery New Bridge Street, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Tyne and Wear NE1 8AG 0191 232 7734 www.twmuseums.org.uk/laing

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