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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Church with a Steeple c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Church with a Steeple c.1824
D20350
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 55
Pencil on blue wove paper, 135 x 194 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 55’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A number of diagonal lines in the foreground indicate rooftops leading to a church with a tall steeple. Under the steeple to the right a series of lines and curves describe the church’s architectural features, including buttresses, arched windows and a doorway.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Technical notes:
There is a smudge towards the left of the sheet and brown discolouration runs down the right edge.
Verso:
Blank except for inscriptions. Inscribed in pencil ‘55’ top left. Inscribed in red pen ‘91’ bottom right, upside down and in pencil ‘53 | O’ bottom right.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘Church with a Steeple c.1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2019, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, March 2023, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-church-with-a-steeple-r1202103, accessed 17 April 2024.