Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dudley: The Castle and Priory

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 x 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22430
Turner Bequest CCXL 56 a

Catalogue entry

As part of unpublished Turner research informed by local knowledge, Dr Bernard Richards confirmed this as a Dudley subject.1 Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the keep of the castle is seen to the south from the wooded slopes now occupied by Dudley Zoo, with the ruins of the priory to its west on the right. There are variations of this view on folios 54 verso–55 recto and 55 verso–56 recto (D22426–D22429).
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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