Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dudley: A Quarry and Buildings, Probably on Wren’s Nest Hill

1830

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 110 × 68 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22419
Turner Bequest CCXL 51

Catalogue entry

Made with the page turned vertically, this sketch perhaps shows limestone workings on Wren’s Nest Hill, north of Dudley. The buildings are unidentified and probably lost; compare the sequence in the contemporary Kenilworth sketchbook (Tate D22085–D22090; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 57–59a). The sketches between folios 50 recto and 54 recto (D22417–D22425) all seem to be of or looking from Wren’s Nest Hill. For other views of Dudley, see under folio 39 recto (D22395).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

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