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The composition continues across folio 14 recto opposite (D01144; Turner Bequest XXXVII 27). A Liber Studiorum plate, Interior of a Church, was based on this design (see Tate A01146–A01147).1 J.P. Heseltine2 plausibly suggested that the church is St Leonard’s, Heston. This was a part of the world familiar to Turner from an early age since he had spent part of his boyhood in the neighbouring town of Brentford, where his mother’s brother was a butcher. He attended John White’s school there, and a friend from those days, Henry Scott Trimmer (1778–1859),3 was to become vicar of Heston. Other views of what may be the same interior are on folios 15 verso–19 recto (D01147–D01154; Turner Bequest XXXVII 30–37); however, see the entry for D01147 which suggests that, if the church in D01147–D01148 (Turner Bequest XXXVII 30–31) is the same, it is apparently near the sea and may be Margate.
Alexander J. Finberg, The History of Turner’s Liber Studiorum with a New Catalogue Raisonné, London 1924, pp.277–80 no.70.
Undated manuscript note in interleaved copy Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, vol.I, opposite p.80.
See James Hamilton, ‘Trimmer, the Revd Henry Scott (1778–1859)’ in Evelyn Joll, Martin Butlin and Luke Herrmann (eds.), The Oxford Companion to J.M.W. Turner, Oxford 2001, pp.343–4.