Joseph Mallord William Turner

Christchurch Priory from the Stanpit Marshes

1811

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 75 x 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08425
Turner Bequest CXXIII 34

Catalogue entry

A summary profile of Christchurch Priory appears in the distance towards the right. The relative position of the tower’s north-eastern turret places Turner’s viewpoint to the south-east, across the Stanpit marshes. On the right may be indicated the edge of the rising ground now occupied by the Two Riversmeet golf course. There is a similar view on folio 24 recto (D08406); for other sketches made around Christchurch see under folio 22 recto (D08403).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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