Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dudley from the South-East

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
D22094
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 61 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this view is continued to the right across the outer half of folio 62 verso (D22092; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 60a). Here Dudley Castle is seen across open ground from the south-east, with the outline of the tower of St Edmund’s Church below it in the centre and the spire of St Thomas’s towards the left. Modern developments make the viewpoint difficult to establish, but a sense of the view is possible from around Watsons Green Road and Wolverton Road on Kates Hill, overlooking Dudley’s Southern Bypass. There are similar views on folio 64 recto opposite (D22095; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 62) and on subsequent pages.
For other views of Dudley see under folio 23 recto (D22016).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

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