Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dudley: St Thomas’s Church ?from the South-West

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
D22408
Turner Bequest CCXL 45 a

Catalogue entry

As part of unpublished Turner research informed by local knowledge, Dr Bernard Richards has confirmed this subject as the spire of St Thomas’s Church, Dudley,1 in both the skyline view above and the isolated study below. As with the related view on folio 44 verso (D22406), the viewpoint may be in the vicinity of the road towards Brierley Hill, looking north-east along the High Street up the hill from Queen’s Cross, although there is little in the foreground of the upper sketch to assist in orientation, and the area has seen much subsequent development.
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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