Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sandwich; Near the Quay: ?Woodnesborough Church in the Distance

c.1816–19

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 155 × 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10478
Turner Bequest CXL 36

Catalogue entry

This subject does not seem to be the River Thames, as Finberg suggested. It is probably Sandwich and the distant church with its Dutch or German-looking cupola either St Peter’s, Sandwich, or more likely St Mary’s, Woodnesborough, a little way inland from the town. The date is odd as the sketchbook is made up of paper watermarked 1813.

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

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