J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

Joseph Mallord William Turner Chale Church, Isle of Wight, from the South-East 1795

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 28 Recto:
Chale Church, Isle of Wight, from the South-East 1795
D00435
Turner Bequest XXIV 27
Pencil on white wove paper, 264 x 204 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Weeds and Briars Chale Chur [sic]’ below subject centre right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘27’ bottom right (now very faint)
Stamped in black ‘XXIV 27’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Chale is close to the southern coast of the island, north-west of Blackgang. Turner made no recorded watercolour of the church, which is dedicated to St Andrew, but Chale Farm was the subject of a finished watercolour executed for John Landseer; he recorded it on folio 29 recto (D00436; Turner Bequest XXIV 28).
Technical notes:
There is a tear, approximately 60 mm long, running in from below the centre of the right edge.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Chale Church, Isle of Wight, from the South-East 1795 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-chale-church-isle-of-wight-from-the-south-east-r1141013, accessed 23 September 2014.