Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Church Spire among Wooded Hills, Probably in Kent

c.1830

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 76 × 98 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35780
Turner Bequest CCCLXIII 12 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this distant church with a slender spire rising above wooded hills is unidentified, but is likely in Kent given the identified subjects elsewhere in this sketchbook; see the Introduction. The same building appears to be shown in more detail on folio 13 recto opposite (D35781), and see also folio 14 recto (D35783).

Matthew Imms
September 2016

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