Joseph Mallord William Turner

Holy Trinity Church, Coventry; ?Other Buildings

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
D22343
Turner Bequest CCXL 13

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, there are two bands of rapid sketches here. At the right of the upper level is what appears to be the west end of Coventry’s Holy Trinity Church, with its prominent pinnacles. To its left may be somewhat fragmentary details of the rest of the church, which is seen from the east on folio 9 verso (D22336), under which other Coventry views are noted. The subjects in the lower sketch here remain unidentified, and are perhaps lost buildings in the vicinity of the church.

Matthew Imms
August 2013

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