b034:View of Tynemouth Castle and Priory; Artist Unknown; late 1700s

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    Type : Print Medium : Engraving-handcoloured Description : This late eighteenth century engraving shows a view of the coast at Tynemouth. The castle priory and lighthouse stand on the headland in the middle horizontal part of the picture. The lighthouse is on the left near the tip of the headland with other roofed buildings around it. The priory ruins are the tallest buildings in the middle of the headland. The castle gatehouse is the rectangular semi-ruined building on the right-hand side of the picture. The foreground of the picture on the left-hand side shows two women and a man on top of the cliff standing and talking to each other . A small dog immediately to their right is sitting on the edge of the cliff looking out to sea. Slightly to the right of centre in the bottom part of the picture a person (possibly a woman or boy) stands facing a man sitting on the ground. To their left is another small white dog. On the left-hand side of the picture there is a man and a boy in a rowing boat rowing out to sea from the unseen beach below the cliff. Above them on the left in the background there are four ships sailing out to sea from the River Tyne. The mouth of the river is behind and to the left of the headland.Monasteries Collection : Newcastle Local Studies Pictures Collection Printed Copy : If you would like a printed copy of this image please contact Newcastle Libraries http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt" >www.newcastle.gov.uk/tlt quoting Accession Number : b034
  • Owner

    Newcastle Libraries
  • Source

    Newcastle libraries (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
  • Further information

    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/39821974@N06/4090506541/
    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 3 years, 9 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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