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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Dudley from the South-East 1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 63 Verso:
Dudley from the South-East 1830
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 61a
Pencil on white wove paper, 120 x 203 mm
Partial watermark ‘nard | 20’
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this view is continued to the right across the outer half of folio 62 verso (D22092; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 60a). Here Dudley Castle is seen across open ground from the south-east, with the outline of the tower of St Edmund’s Church below it in the centre and the spire of St Thomas’s towards the left. Modern developments make the viewpoint difficult to establish, but a sense of the view is possible from around Watsons Green Road and Wolverton Road on Kates Hill, overlooking Dudley’s Southern Bypass. There are similar views on folio 64 recto opposite (D22095; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 62) and on subsequent pages.
For other views of Dudley see under folio 23 recto (D22016).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Dudley from the South-East 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-from-the-south-east-r1148735, accessed 21 April 2021.