Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Midlands Church, Bridge and Other Buildings

1830

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 x 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22358
Turner Bequest CCXL 20 a

Catalogue entry

This Midlands subject, inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, currently remains unidentified. The main drawing appears to comprise a church with a spire by a bridge. It is unclear whether the view is continuous with the colonnaded building, trees and bridge to the right, while there are separate studies of a spire and a Gothic church above, probably showing different aspects of the church fist mentioned. There is a very slight continuation to the left on folio 21 recto opposite (D22359).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

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