Courtesy of a private collector | Licence: All Rights Reserved
Courtesy of a private collector | Licence: All Rights Reserved

View on the River Tyne showing an early staith

In the style of Thomas Harrison Hair

From the collection

Title

View on the River Tyne showing an early staith

Artist

In the style of Thomas Harrison Hair

Description

The staith depicted is an up-river coal loading facility used to load 'keels' and 'wherries'. The river being shallow, deeper draughted sailing colliers had to be loaded nearer the mouth of the River Tyne in deeper water. The keels having sailed down the river then transhipped their cargo of coal into the collier.

Watercolour on paper. Unsigned and undated. Painting is 9 3/8" x 7 3/8".

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Location

River Tyne, England

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Approximate

Credits

Collection

Image Credit

Courtesy of a private collector

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