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

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 190 × 113 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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

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

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