Joseph Mallord William Turner

Stettin: Two Views of St James’s Church and a Further Detail of its Tower; Sketch of Stettin

1835

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 162 x 89 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D31091
Turner Bequest CCCVII 36 a

Catalogue entry

These are studies of St James’ Church at Stettin (now Szczecin in Poland), produced with the sketchbook turned upside down. The inscriptions ‘W’, ‘W’, ‘2’, ‘3’, ‘2’, ‘2’ annotate one of the studies. Turner has also inscribed ‘St Peter’ at centre right, referring to the Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Stettin (not depicted here). At the upper most register is a continuation of a sketch of Stettin from the folio opposite (Tate D31092; Turner Bequest CCCVII 37).
For other sketches of Stettin see Tate D31083–D31093, D31095–D31106; Turner Bequest CCCVII 32a–37a, 38a–44.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

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