Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Dudley High Street with a Coach and St Thomas’s Church Beyond

1830

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D22431
Turner Bequest CCXL 57

Catalogue entry

As part of unpublished Turner research informed by local knowledge, Dr Bernard Richards has suggested that the scene is Dudley High Street, with the spire of St Thomas’s Church outlined in the distance;1 modern development has left little else of the historic fabric of the street intact for comparison. The coach studies on the verso and folio 58 recto (D22432, D22433) were presumably made on the same occasion. For adjacent 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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