Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dudley: The Castle and St Edmund’s Church 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: 110 × 68 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22437
Turner Bequest CCXL 60

Catalogue entry

This drawing, inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, continues across folio 59 verso opposite (D22436). As part of unpublished Turner research informed by local knowledge, Dr Bernard Richards confirmed the subject as Dudley Castle (mostly on the other page) and St Edmund’s Church,1 drawn to from the valley south-east of the town. The juxtaposition can now be glimpsed among much later development from the town’s Southern By-Pass, although the castle is largely screened by trees.
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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