Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dudley Castle: The Southern Gateway with St Edmund’s and St Thomas’s Churches to the South-West

1830

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 x 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22405
Turner Bequest CCXL 44

Catalogue entry

As part of unpublished Turner research informed by local knowledge, Dr Bernard Richards confirmed this subject, inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, as the tower of St Edmund’s Church and the Spire of St Thomas’s, seen from the ruins of Dudley Castle,1 looking south-west from below the barbican and keep; the southern gateway, in the centre here, is now lost. There is a more detailed treatment in the contemporary Kenilworth sketchbook (Tate D22111; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 70).
For other views of Dudley, see under folio 39 recto (D22395).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

1
Conversation with the author, 14 May 2013.

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