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

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Tower and Porch of Lee Church, Kent 1793-4

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
The Tower and Porch of Lee Church, Kent 1793–4
D00381
Turner Bequest XXIII G
Pencil on white wove paper, 135 x 122 mm
Inscribed in pencil ‘Iron Lights in | the Glass – | 7’ top right
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Inscribed in red ink ‘[?G]’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXIII G’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Only the lower part of the church tower now survives, in its graveyard off Lee Terrace, not far south of Greenwich Park. A crude copy of this subject in watercolour, presumably by a pupil after a lost watercolour by Turner, is Tate D00382 (Turner Bequest XXIII H).
Verso:
Blank; dust stains; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘The Tower and Porch of Lee Church, Kent 1793–4 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-the-tower-and-porch-of-lee-church-kent-r1140296, accessed 14 July 2014.