Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dudley: St Thomas’s Church from the South-West

1830

In Tate Britain

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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
D22406
Turner Bequest CCXL 44 a

Catalogue entry

As part of unpublished Turner research informed by local knowledge, Dr Bernard Richards has confirmed this subject, inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, as the spire of St Thomas’s Church from the road towards Brierley Hill,1 looking north-east along the High Street up the hill from Queen’s Cross. On the right may be the entrance to King Street, but only the general topography and the church spire remain unchanged. There is a related study on folio 45 verso (D22408).
For other views of Dudley, see under folio 39 recto (D22395).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

1
Conversation with the author, 14 May 2013.

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