Joseph Mallord William Turner

St Leonard’s Church, Hythe, Coastline Beyond

c.1816–19

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
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
D10493
Turner Bequest CXL 43 a

Catalogue entry

Turner shows the Norman and medieval church of St Leonard’s, Hythe with its rebuilt eighteenth-century tower from inland, in what is now North Road. The coastline, with Martello towers, is visible beyond. The inscription probably refers to Sandgate a little further up the coast towards Folkestone, rather than to Sandling as noted on the recto (D10492). For a more distant view of the church as seen from the Ashford road see folio 51 verso of this sketchbook (D10497; Turner Bequest CXL 45a).

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

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