Joseph Mallord William Turner

Views of Dunwich and the Ruins of All Saints’ Church

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
D18258
Turner Bequest CCIX 52

Catalogue entry

Rendered with the sketchbook turned upside down, here Turner depicts the Suffolk village of Dunwich in a series of cursory sketches. The ruined All Saints’ Church situated close to the cliff’s edge is recorded from various aspects (see Tate D18257; Turner Bequest CCIX 51a).

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2015

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