Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sandwich from the River Stour

c.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: 76 × 98 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35832
Turner Bequest CCCLXIII 41 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, at the top is a view of Sandwich with the Romanesque tower of St Clement’s Church, looking west up the River Stour towards the ogee dome of St Peter’s Church. The lower view seems to be a continuation to the right; compare the overall view on folio 43 recto opposite (D35833; Turner Bequest CCCLXIII 42).
See also folio 40 verso (D35828; Turner Bequest CCCLXIII 39a), where the same boats are seen. For other drawings of Sandwich, see under folio 6 recto (D35767).

Matthew Imms
September 2016

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