Joseph Mallord William Turner

Coventry, with Distant Spires

1830

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
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
D22372
Turner Bequest CCXL 27 a

Catalogue entry

This sketch with two spires left of centre and probably another to the right, presumably represents Holy Trinity, St Michael’s and Christchurch, Coventry, but it is too slight to make out which is which and hence establish the viewpoint with trees and a minor bridge in the foreground, though it may be west of the city like those on preceding pages. For other Coventry views, see under folio 9 verso (D22336).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

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