Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ashby-de-la-Zouch: Studies of St Helen’s Church and the Castle

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: 120 × 203 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22059
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 45

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, at the top left is a view of the west end and tower of Ashby-de-la-Zouch’s St Helen’s Church, now obscured by trees. At the centre right, seen from nearby, is the castle’s ruined kitchen block seen from the north-west; there is a continuation of this view at the bottom left, beyond a jagged structure which does not survive, towards a windmill on the skyline. There are other details to the left of centre; the turret shown there does not survive.
For other views of Ashby, see under folio 21 verso (D22012; CCXXXVIII 21).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

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