Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dudley: The Castle, Priory and Priory Hall

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
D22429
Turner Bequest CCXL 56

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As part of unpublished Turner research informed by local knowledge, Dr Bernard Richards confirmed this as a Dudley subject.1 Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the drawing continues on folio 55 verso opposite (D22428). Looking south, Dudley Castle is seen from the wooded slopes now occupied by Dudley Zoo; Dudley’s Priory Hall is on the other page, with the ruins of the adjacent priory loosely indicated across the gutter in between. There are variations of this view on folios 54 verso–55 recto and the verso of the present leaf (D22426, D22427, D22430).
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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