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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Coventry, with Distant Spires 1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 27 Verso:
Coventry, with Distant Spires 1830
Turner Bequest CCXL 27a
Pencil on white wove paper, 68 x 110 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch with two spires left of centre and probably another to the right, presumably represents Holy Trinity, St Michael’s and Christchurch, Coventry, but it is too slight to make out which is which and hence establish the viewpoint with trees and a minor bridge in the foreground, though it may be west of the city like those on preceding pages. For other Coventry views, see under folio 9 verso (D22336).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Coventry, with Distant Spires 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-coventry-with-distant-spires-r1148522, accessed 03 December 2021.