Joseph Mallord William Turner Folkestone; the Lees, St Mary and St Eanswythe Church from the Stade c.1816–19

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Title
Folkestone; the Lees, St Mary and St Eanswythe Church from the Stade
Date c.1816–19
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 155 x 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10479
Turner Bequest CXL 36 a
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Catalogue entry

Turner made this sketch looking from the Stade or harbour at Folkestone towards the Lees and the church of St Mary and St Eanswythe. Eric Shanes has linked it with the watercolour (Taft Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio)1 engraved by Robert Wallis in 1826 Picturesque Views on the Southern Coast of England (NB: an editorial error in his book also relates it to an illustration of a completely different watercolour, of Tintagel Castle). In fact, this is not the same view as used for Southern Coast although it does include the church.

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

1
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p.355 no.480.

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