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The scene depicted in this painting of Tynemouth Castle dates from a period earlier than when the artist was active – the lighthouse on the headland had gone by then – and it may be that Shotton copied this from a contemporary painting or print. 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.
oil on canvas
H 35 x W 50 cm