Joseph Mallord William Turner

St Andrew’s Church, Walberswick

c.1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 × 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18261
Turner Bequest CCIX 53 a

Catalogue entry

These are swiftly rendered sketches of the Church of Saint Andrew at Walberswick on the Suffolk North Sea coast. Saint Andrew’s now stands amongst the ruins of a once grand fifteenth-century church, which fell into decline when Henry VIII withdrew its tithes during the Reformation. Turner records the hollowed and crumbling vestiges of the nave, chancel and south aisle in more detail at rear. The church was rebuilt in the late seventeenth century. See also Tate D18259, D18262; Turner Bequest CCIX 52a, 54.

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2015

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