Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Sketches: The Tomb of Thomas Balsall in the Sanctuary of Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-Upon-Avon; A Town in an Alpine Valley

1833 and 1836

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 190 × 113 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29190
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 81

Catalogue entry

This page contains two sketches:
i. (main sketch) Details of the carved tomb of Thomas Balsall below Shakespeare’s Monument in the sanctuary of Holy Trinity Church at Stratford-upon-Avon.1 The relationship of Balsall’s floor-tomb to Shakespeare’s Monument is recorded on the facing page (29189; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 80a). See Introduction to the sketchbook for the presence of a small run of sketches at Stratford dating from 1833, as well as the majority of subjects from 1836 including the following.
ii. (left, drawn with the page upright) A town in an Alpine Valley, possibly from above Sallanches in the Arve Valley.

David Hill
June 2010

1
The present writer is grateful to Jon Ormrod, Head Verger at Holy Trinity, for providing the dedication of this tomb.

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