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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Dudley: The Castle and Priory 1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 56 Verso:
Dudley: The Castle and Priory 1830
Turner Bequest CCXL 56a
Pencil on white wove paper, 68 x 110 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
As part of unpublished Turner research informed by local knowledge, Dr Bernard Richards confirmed this as a Dudley subject.1 Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the keep of the castle is seen to the south from the wooded slopes now occupied by Dudley Zoo, with the ruins of the priory to its west on the right. There are variations of this view on folios 54 verso–55 recto and 55 verso–56 recto (D22426–D22429).
For other views of Dudley, see under folio 39 recto (D22395).

Matthew Imms
August 2013

Conversation with the author, 14 May 2013.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Dudley: The Castle and Priory 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-the-castle-and-priory-r1148580, accessed 16 January 2021.