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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Holy Trinity Church, Coventry; ?Other Buildings 1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 13 Recto:
Holy Trinity Church, Coventry; ?Other Buildings 1830
D22343
Turner Bequest CCXL 13
Pencil on white wove paper, 68 x 110 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘13’ top left, upside down
Stamped in black ‘CCXL – 13’ top left, upside down
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, there are two bands of rapid sketches here. At the right of the upper level is what appears to be the west end of Coventry’s Holy Trinity Church, with its prominent pinnacles. To its left may be somewhat fragmentary details of the rest of the church, which is seen from the east on folio 9 verso (D22336), under which other Coventry views are noted. The subjects in the lower sketch here remain unidentified, and are perhaps lost buildings in the vicinity of the church.

Matthew Imms
August 2013

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Holy Trinity Church, Coventry; ?Other Buildings 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-holy-trinity-church-coventry-other-buildings-r1148493, accessed 26 January 2022.