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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Sandwich and the River Stour c.1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 33 Verso:
Sandwich and the River Stour c.1830
Turner Bequest CCCLXIII 32a
Pencil on white wove paper, 98 x 76 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Sandwich’ towards top right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned vertically, Turner has made a small drawing of Sandwich beyond the meandering River Stour. The view appears to be to the west, with the towers of St Clement’s and St Peter’s Churches at the left and centre respectively, the sun low over the latter. Below is a sketch of two figures presumably observed at or near the scene. For other views of the town, see under folio 6 recto (D35767).
At the gutter is a slight continuation of the view of nearby Deal Castle on folio 34 recto opposite (D35818; Turner Bequest CCCLXIII 33).

Matthew Imms
September 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Sandwich and the River Stour c.1830 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2016, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-sandwich-and-the-river-stour-r1183779, accessed 29 May 2022.