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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner St Clement's Church, Sandwich; Sandwich from the River Stour c.1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 40 Verso:
St Clement’s Church, Sandwich; Sandwich from the River Stour c.1830
D35828
Turner Bequest CCCLXIII 39a
Pencil on white wove paper, 76 x 98 mm
Inscribed by Turner ‘8’ and ‘1 4 1’ or ‘| 4 |’ towards bottom left, beside tower
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
At the bottom left is a view of St Clement’s Church, Sandwich, with its Romanesque tower, from the north-east. There is a separate study of a window, and numbers noting elements of the building’s articulation.
Along the top edge of the page, inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, is a view of Sandwich including the church, looking west up the River Stour past St Clement’s towards the ogee dome of St Peter’s Church near the centre; it continues a little way onto folio 41 recto opposite (D35829; Turner Bequest CCCLXIII 40). Compare the drawings on folios 42 verso and 43 recto (D35832–D35833; Turner Bequest CCCLXIII 41a, 42). For others of Sandwich, see under folio 6 recto (D35767).

Matthew Imms
September 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘St Clement’s Church, Sandwich; Sandwich from 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-st-clements-church-sandwich-sandwich-from-the-river-stour-r1183789, accessed 30 October 2020.