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Black Gate Collection

"Unveiling the Mysteries of the Black Gate: A Journey through Time and Architecture" Step into a world where history whispers its secrets

Background imageBlack Gate Collection: A Birds Eye View of Newcastle-on-Tyne (engraving)

A Birds Eye View of Newcastle-on-Tyne (engraving)
1046903 A Birds Eye View of Newcastle-on-Tyne (engraving) by Jobling, Robert (1841-1923); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Birds Eye View of Newcastle-on-Tyne)

Background imageBlack Gate Collection: The Porta Nigra, 4th century (photo)

The Porta Nigra, 4th century (photo)
BAL114782 The Porta Nigra, 4th century (photo); Trier, Germany; (add.info.: largest extant Roman city gate;)

Background imageBlack Gate Collection: Porta Nigra (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Porta Nigra (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Background imageBlack Gate Collection: The Black Gate in 1887 (engraving)

The Black Gate in 1887 (engraving)
3628681 The Black Gate in 1887 (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Black Gate in 1887)

Background imageBlack Gate Collection: Old Castle, Black Gate, and Cathedral, Newcastle (b / w photo)

Old Castle, Black Gate, and Cathedral, Newcastle (b / w photo)
5197473 Old Castle, Black Gate, and Cathedral, Newcastle (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Old Castle, Black Gate, and Cathedral, Newcastle)

Background imageBlack Gate Collection: The George Stephenson Centenary, Newcastle Illustrated (engraving)

The George Stephenson Centenary, Newcastle Illustrated (engraving)
1037754 The George Stephenson Centenary, Newcastle Illustrated (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The George Stephenson Centenary, Newcastle Illustrated)

Background imageBlack Gate Collection: The Black Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne (bodycolour on paper)

The Black Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne (bodycolour on paper)
1214572 The Black Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne (bodycolour on paper) by Teasdale, John (1848-1926); 20.0 x25.1 cm; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK; eTyne & Wear Archives & Museums; British

Background imageBlack Gate Collection: Black Gate (pencil on paper)

Black Gate (pencil on paper)
1214329 Black Gate (pencil on paper) by Richardson, Thomas Miles (1784-1848); 13.3x22.3 cm; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK; eTyne & Wear Archives & Museums; English, out of copyright

Background imageBlack Gate Collection: The Black Gate and St Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle (bodycolour & w / c on paper)

The Black Gate and St Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle (bodycolour & w / c on paper)
1213555 The Black Gate and St Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle (bodycolour & w/c on paper) by Foster, Myles Birket (1825-99); 22.1x17.7 cm; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Background imageBlack Gate Collection: Pictorial History of Newcastle (engraving)

Pictorial History of Newcastle (engraving)
1594208 Pictorial History of Newcastle (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Pictorial History of Newcastle)

Background imageBlack Gate Collection: The Porta Nigra (Black Gate) in Trier (chromolitho)

The Porta Nigra (Black Gate) in Trier (chromolitho)
735535 The Porta Nigra (Black Gate) in Trier (chromolitho) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Porta Nigra (Black Gate) in Trier

Background imageBlack Gate Collection: Entrance to the Black Gate, Newcastle, 1846 (bodycolour on paper)

Entrance to the Black Gate, Newcastle, 1846 (bodycolour on paper)
1214005 Entrance to the Black Gate, Newcastle, 1846 (bodycolour on paper) by Scott, William Bell (1811-90); 22.3x14.2 cm; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Background imageBlack Gate Collection: Houses, King Street, near the Black Gate (pen and ink)

Houses, King Street, near the Black Gate (pen and ink)
1214000 Houses, King Street, near the Black Gate (pen and ink) by Storey, John (1828-88); 36.0 x25.4 cm; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Background imageBlack Gate Collection: The Black Gate in 1877 (engraving)

The Black Gate in 1877 (engraving)
3628682 The Black Gate in 1877 (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Black Gate in 1877)

Background imageBlack Gate Collection: Black Gate, Old Castle, Newcastle-On-Tyne (photo)

Black Gate, Old Castle, Newcastle-On-Tyne (photo)
6030241 Black Gate, Old Castle, Newcastle-On-Tyne (photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Black Gate, Old Castle, Newcastle-On-Tyne)

Background imageBlack Gate Collection: Remnants of Past Time, Newcastle-on-Tyne (engraving)

Remnants of Past Time, Newcastle-on-Tyne (engraving)
5213444 Remnants of Past Time, Newcastle-on-Tyne (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Remnants of Past Time, Newcastle-on-Tyne)

Background imageBlack Gate Collection: Newcastle upon Tyne, 1887 (engraving)

Newcastle upon Tyne, 1887 (engraving)
1591672 Newcastle upon Tyne, 1887 (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Newcastle upon Tyne, 1887. Illustration for The Illustrated London News, 16 July 1887)

Background imageBlack Gate Collection: The Black Gate (engraving)

The Black Gate (engraving)
966974 The Black Gate (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Black Gate. Illustration for The World its Cities and Peoples by Edwin Hopper (Cassell)

Background imageBlack Gate Collection: Sketches of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (engraving)

Sketches of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (engraving)
1591272 Sketches of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (engraving) by Quinton, Alfred Robert (1853-1934); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sketches of Newcastle-upon-Tyne)

Background imageBlack Gate Collection: The Black Gate, Newcastle (w / c (wash) on paper)

The Black Gate, Newcastle (w / c (wash) on paper)
1213608 The Black Gate, Newcastle (w/c (wash) on paper) by Ridley, John (19th century); 22.0 x27.0 cm; Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Background imageBlack Gate Collection: The Black Gate, Newcastle, Uk, 1881

The Black Gate, Newcastle, Uk, 1881


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"Unveiling the Mysteries of the Black Gate: A Journey through Time and Architecture" Step into a world where history whispers its secrets, as we explore the enigmatic allure of the Black Gate. From a bird's eye view of Newcastle-on-Tyne to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Trier, Germany, this captivating structure has stood as an emblem of strength and resilience. In 1887, an enchanting engraving showcased the grandeur of the Black Gate, while a black and white photograph captured its majestic presence alongside Old Castle and Cathedral. The George Stephenson Centenary brought forth illustrations that immortalized this architectural gem. With meticulous attention to detail, bodycolour on paper breathed life into every stone of the Black Gate. Pencil sketches etched its intricate features onto paper, while watercolors added vibrancy to St Nicholas Cathedral standing proudly beside it. A pictorial history unfolded before our eyes through mesmerizing engravings that depicted significant moments in time. Chromolitho artistry transported us back to Trier's Porta Nigra - another testament to ancient fortification. The entrance to the Black Gate beckoned visitors since 1846 with bodycolour on paper capturing its inviting aura. Nearby houses on King Street witnessed centuries unfold under their watchful gaze; pen and ink immortalized their charm forever. As we delve deeper into these visual treasures, we unravel stories hidden within each stroke and line. The Black Gate stands tall as a guardian bridging past and present – a silent witness to countless tales yet untold. Join us on this voyage through time as we unlock the mysteries held within these remarkable images. Discover how one structure can transcend generations, leaving an indelible mark upon both landscape and memory alike.