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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Godshill, Isle of Wight 1795

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 38 Recto:
Godshill, Isle of Wight 1795
Turner Bequest XXIV 37
Pencil on white wove paper, 204 x 264 mm
Stamped in black ‘XXIV 37’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A detail of a pinnacle of the church is drawn separately, above the top right of the subject. Turner noted John Landseer’s commission for a watercolour of this subject on the flyleaf (D41250). No finished work is known, and the subject was not engraved. As noted under folio 37 recto (D00444; Turner Bequest XXIV 36), the church of St Lawrence at Godshill is the burial place of the Worsley family of Appuldurcombe.
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Godshill, Isle of Wight 1795 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-godshill-isle-of-wight-r1141023, accessed 21 January 2021.