Joseph Mallord William Turner

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

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: 110 × 68 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22418
Turner Bequest CCXL 50 a

Catalogue entry

This slight sketch, made with the page turned vertically, appears to show a deep gully with trees on the skyline, and may indicate limestone workings on Wren’s Nest Hill, north of Dudley.
The sketches between the recto and folio 54 recto (D22417–D22425) all seem to be of or looking from the hill. For other views of Dudley, see under folio 39 recto (D22395). Compare the sequence in the contemporary Kenilworth sketchbook (Tate D22085–D22090; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 57–59a). For other views of Dudley, see under folio 39 recto (D22395).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

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