J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?A Church Tower, Probably in Kent; Sailing Boats c.1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 25 Verso:
?A Church Tower, Probably in Kent; Sailing Boats c.1830
D35801
Turner Bequest CCCLXIII 24a
Pencil on white wove paper, 98 x 76 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned vertically, towards the top is the outline of what is likely a church tower, with low buildings, perhaps boatsheds, to the right. Below is a study of a boat or boats under sail, while the slight details below are unclear. The setting is probably Kent, the subject of many identified drawings in this sketchbook; see the Introduction.
The same tower seems to be shown on folio 26 recto opposite (D35802; Turner Bequest CCCLXIII 25).

Matthew Imms
September 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘?A Church Tower, Probably in Kent; Sailing Boats c.1830 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2016, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-church-tower-probably-in-kent-sailing-boats-r1183764, accessed 05 December 2021.