Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dudley Priory and Priory Hall from Wren’s Nest Hill

1830

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
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
D22085
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 57

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this slight sketch shows the ruins of Dudley Priory and nearby Priory Hall from Wren’s Nest Hill, looking south-east towards the centre of Dudley with the castle out of sight on the left. There are similar prospects which include the castle on the verso (D22086) and folio 60 recto (D22087; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 58). Compare the sequence in the contemporary Birmingham and Coventry sketchbook (Tate D22416–D22425; Turner Bequest CCXL 49a–54 recto).
For other views of Dudley see under folio 23 recto (D22016).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

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