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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Birmingham, with St Philip's Church and Christ Church 1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Recto:
Birmingham, with St Philip’s Church and Christ Church 1830
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 14
Pencil on white wove paper, 120 x 203 mm
Partial watermark ‘nard | 20’
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘14’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CCXXXVIII – 14’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
On the left is a brief continuation of the drawing on folio 13 verso (D21997), where the spire and dome of Birmingham’s Christ Church (demolished in 1899) and St Philip’s Church (later Birmingham Cathedral) respectively are seen. The rest of this page is taken up with what appears to be a separate Birmingham view, with the same spire and dome between the chimneys towards the right.
For other views of Birmingham, see under folio 3 verso (D21980).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Birmingham, with St Philip’s Church and Christ Church 1830 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-birmingham-with-st-philips-church-and-christ-church-r1148640, accessed 25 January 2022.