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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Distant View of ?St Andrew's Church at Walberswick c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 54 Verso:
Distant View of ?St Andrew’s Church at Walberswick c.1824
Turner Bequest CCIX 54a
Pencil on white wove paper, 115 x 118 mm
Watermarked ‘[al]lee | [18]19’
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘[?Grey]’ centre towards top left
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
These cursory views, rendered with the sketchbook turned upside down, show the headland on the Suffolk North Sea coast. The tower in the distance may belong to Saint Andrew’s Church at Walberswick near Southwold (see Tate D18261–D18262; Turner Bequest CCIX 53a–54).
There is also a jotting of a medieval church tower above the views of the coast. The crenellation has crumbled away at right.

Alice Rylance-Watson
January 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Distant View of ?St Andrew’s Church at Walberswick c.1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-distant-view-of-st-andrews-church-at-walberswick-r1181145, accessed 19 April 2021.