This very large landscape shows the old Tyne Bridge spanning the middle distance.
View of Newcastle upon Tyne taken from a windmill to the eastward of St Ann's by William Daniell, c. 18021803
© Laing Art Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 94.5 x 184 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £18,000 ( Total: £75,000)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
D Park, circa 1970; Guy Rennick, 1976; Sotheby's, 2004.