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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Dudley Priory and Priory Hall from Wren's Nest Hill 1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 59 Recto:
Dudley Priory and Priory Hall from Wren’s Nest Hill 1830
D22085
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 57
Pencil on white wove paper, 120 x 203 mm
Partial watermark ‘nard | 20’
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘57’ bottom left, upside down
Stamped in black ‘CCXXXVIII – 57’ top left, upside down
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this slight sketch shows the ruins of Dudley Priory and nearby Priory Hall from Wren’s Nest Hill, looking south-east towards the centre of Dudley with the castle out of sight on the left. There are similar prospects which include the castle on the verso (D22086) and folio 60 recto (D22087; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 58). Compare the sequence in the contemporary Birmingham and Coventry sketchbook (Tate D22416–D22425; Turner Bequest CCXL 49a–54 recto).
For other views of Dudley see under folio 23 recto (D22016).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Dudley Priory and Priory Hall from 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-priory-and-priory-hall-from-wrens-nest-hill-r1148726, accessed 30 October 2020.