Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lewes; Part of the Town with St Michael’s Church

c.1806–10

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 128 x 201 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05648
Turner Bequest XCI 31

Catalogue entry

This town appears to be Lewes with the River Ouse and on the left the wooden spire of St Michael’s Church (see also folio 33 of the sketchbook, D05650) below the mound of Lewes Castle, which is out of sight. Turner may have condensed his view somewhat. Views of Lewes and Lewes Castle run to folio 38 (D05655).
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
March 2011

Read full Catalogue entry

You might like