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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Christchurch Priory from the Stanpit Marshes 1811

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 34 Recto:
Christchurch Priory from the Stanpit Marshes 1811
D08425
Turner Bequest CXXIII 34
Pencil on white wove writing paper, 75 x 117 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘XC’ bottom left
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘34’ bottom right, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXXIII – 34’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A summary profile of Christchurch Priory appears in the distance towards the right. The relative position of the tower’s north-eastern turret places Turner’s viewpoint to the south-east, across the Stanpit marshes. On the right may be indicated the edge of the rising ground now occupied by the Two Riversmeet golf course. There is a similar view on folio 24 recto (D08406); for other sketches made around Christchurch see under folio 22 recto (D08403).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Christchurch Priory from the Stanpit Marshes 1811 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-christchurch-priory-from-the-stanpit-marshes-r1136902, accessed 22 October 2021.