Joseph Mallord William Turner

Holy Trinity Church, Camp Hill, Bordesley, with Birmingham Beyond

1830

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 120 x 203 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22025
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 27 a

Catalogue entry

The Gothic Holy Trinity Church at Camp Hill, Bordesley (designed by Francis Goodwin, consecrated in 18231 and thus relatively new at the time of Turner’s visit) is seen at the centre, with the dome of St Philip’s Church (later Birmingham Cathedral) on the skyline to the north-west beyond. Off Trinity Terrace, Bordesley, the church is now disused and surrounded by later development.
There is also a small sketch of the church on the recto (D22024), and it is also seen in the contemporary Birmingham and Coventry sketchbook (Tate D22393; Turner Bequest CCXL 38). For other views of Birmingham, see under folio 3 verso (D21980).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

1
See ‘Holy Trinity Church, Camp Hill, Bordesley, Birmingham’, University of Birmingham: ePapers Repository, accessed 5 January 2012, http://epapers.bham.ac.uk/311/.

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