North Shields from the River Mouth

Image credit: North Tyneside Council

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In this view of North Shields, the Low Light and High Light (built in 1810) can be seen in the centre of the picture. These were navigation aids for shipping entering the mouth of the River Tyne and they remain in place today, although no longer used for their original purpose. Born in North Shields, James Shotton displayed a talent for drawing from an early age and attended the Royal Academy Schools, where he became a close friend of William Holman Hunt. On the death of his father he returned to North Shields, and designed for the town what is believed to be the first Turkish Bath in England; he designed a second one in North Shields, and one in Newcastle. He resumed his artistic studies, and gained a reputation particularly as a portrait painter.

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North Tyneside


North Shields from the River Mouth


oil on canvas


H 40 x W 70 cm

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