Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dudley: Limestone Workings and Buildings, 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: 78 × 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22417
Turner Bequest CCXL 50

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, 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 here and folio 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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