Joseph Mallord William Turner

An Industrial Town at Sunset, Probably Birmingham or Dudley

c.1830–2

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 348 x 482 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25250
Turner Bequest CCLXIII 128

Display caption

The precise subject of this watercolour has not been established, although the smoking tower to the left makes it clear that it shows an industrial landscape. It is one of a number of almost abstract studies created in connection with a series of prints after Turner’s work published as Picturesque Views in England and Wales. The scenery shown here can be connected with that shown in the view of Dudley from that series, displayed to the right.

Gallery label, September 2004

Catalogue entry