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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Dudley: ?A Quarry, Probably on Wren's Nest Hill 1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 50 Verso:
Dudley: ?A Quarry, Probably on Wren’s Nest Hill 1830
D22418
Turner Bequest CCXL 50a
Pencil on white wove paper, 110 x 68 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This slight sketch, made with the page turned vertically, appears to show a deep gully with trees on the skyline, and may indicate limestone workings on Wren’s Nest Hill, north of Dudley.
The sketches between the recto and folio 54 recto (D22417–D22425) all seem to be of or looking from the hill. For other views of Dudley, see under folio 39 recto (D22395). Compare the sequence in the contemporary Kenilworth sketchbook (Tate D22085–D22090; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 57–59a). For other views of Dudley, see under folio 39 recto (D22395).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Dudley: ?A Quarry, Probably on Wren’s Nest Hill 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-dudley-a-quarry-probably-on-wrens-nest-hill-r1148568, accessed 27 November 2020.