Joseph Mallord William Turner

St Andrew’s Church, Netherton, Looking East

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: 120 x 203 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22021
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 25 a

Catalogue entry

The west end of St Andrew’s Church, Netherton is seen to the left on Netherton Hill, south of Dudley, with the open landscape (now largely built over) east-south-east towards Rowley Regis and Blackheath, west of Birmingham. The church, now screened from this direction by trees, was begun in 1827 and had been consecrated on 16 July 1830,1 a matter of weeks before Turner’s Midlands tour. At the top left is a detail of two windows, apparently those on the south side, where there are seven regularly spaced windows separated by buttresses.
There is another view from Netherton Hill on folio 26 recto opposite (D22022). For other views of Dudley see under folio 23 recto (D22016); St Andrew’s is apparently shown in the distance on folio 70 recto, looking from Dudley Castle (D22107; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 68).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

1
See ‘The Parish of St. Andrew – Netherton’, The Forge Group Ministry, accessed 24 June 2013, .

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