Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Ruins of Dudley Priory with Dudley Castle Above

1830

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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
D22017
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 23 a

Catalogue entry

As part of unpublished Turner research informed by local knowledge, Dr Bernard Richards has identified the ruins as Dudley Priory;1 the keep of Dudley Castle stands above to the east-south-east. The Dudley College complex now stands between the two, although the scene is still recognisable. There are variations of the same view on folio 24 recto opposite (D22018), where the present view is also continued a little.
For other views of Dudley see under the recto (D22016). Finberg was incorrect in his suggestion that the subject was Ashby-de-la-Zouch Castle, for which see under folio 21 verso (D22012; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 21).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

1
Conversation with the author, 14 May 2013.

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