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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Dudley High Street with a Coach and St Thomas's Church Beyond 1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 57 Recto:
?Dudley High Street with a Coach and St Thomas’s Church Beyond 1830
D22431
Turner Bequest CCXL 57
Pencil on white wove paper, 68 x 110 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘57’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCXL – 57’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
As part of unpublished Turner research informed by local knowledge, Dr Bernard Richards has suggested that the scene is Dudley High Street, with the spire of St Thomas’s Church outlined in the distance;1 modern development has left little else of the historic fabric of the street intact for comparison. The coach studies on the verso and folio 58 recto (D22432, D22433) were presumably made on the same occasion. For adjacent views of Dudley, see under folio 39 recto (D22395).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

1
Conversation with the author, 14 May 2013.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘?Dudley High Street with a Coach and St Thomas’s Church Beyond 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-high-street-with-a-coach-and-st-thomass-church-beyond-r1148581, accessed 25 January 2022.