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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.
Shotton is the artist best represented in the Collection, with 18 paintings forming the 'Shotton Bequest'. His subjects range widely and include North East scenes, portraits of civic dignitaries, and work inspired by Renaissance artists. He was associated with the Cullercoats Artists' Colony.
oil on canvas
H 40 x W 70 cm