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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner St Nicholas's Church and Milner Court, Sturry; Studies of Sailing Boats c.1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Verso:
St Nicholas’s Church and Milner Court, Sturry; Studies of Sailing Boats c.1830
D35774
Turner Bequest CCCLXIII 9a
Pencil on white wove paper, 98 x 76 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The village of Sturry stands on the River Great Stour, along the main road towards Margate about three miles north-east of Canterbury (see under folio 3 recto; D35761). With the page inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the main drawing continues across folio 10 recto opposite (D35775). Seen to the south-west on the present page is Milner Court, formerly Sturry Court, begun in 1583 on a monastic site and much rebuilt,1 now part of King’s Junior School and obscured from this direction by later buildings; other aspects of the scene are described under D35775.
With the page turned vertically, the outer half is taken up with two separate studies of sailing boats, presumably observed at Deal (see under folio 4 recto; D35763) or Margate (see under folio 10 verso; D35776).
1
See ‘Sturry Milner Lane: Sturry Court’, British Listed Buildings, accessed 28 August 2015, http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-171460-milner-court-sturry-kent.
Technical notes:
Some scattered brown staining is offset from folio 10 recto opposite (D35775).

Matthew Imms
September 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘St Nicholas’s Church and Milner Court, Sturry; Studies of Sailing Boats 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-nicholass-church-and-milner-court-sturry-studies-of-r1183737, accessed 17 May 2021.