Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dudley: The Priory, Priory Hall, and the Castle Keep

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: 120 × 203 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22091
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 60

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the main view shows the ruins of Dudley Priory and Priory Hall from Dudley Castle, looking north-west towards Wren’s Nest Hill. There is a small reprise of the composition with the buildings framed by trees to the bottom right, made with the page turned vertically, inscribed ‘Dudley P. The Castle grey’; beside it is a study of the north-west tower of the castle keep, perhaps made looking back from the same vantage point. There is a similar thumbnail study of the keep on folio 71 verso (D22110; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 69a).
For other views of Dudley see under folio 23 recto (D22016).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

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