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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Stettin: The Castle, SS Peter and Paul and St James's Churches from the North, beyond the Fortifications; Stettin: The North Façade of the Castle 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 34 Recto
Stettin: The Castle, SS Peter and Paul and St James's Churches from the North, beyond the Fortifications; Stettin: The North Façade of the Castle 1835
D31088
Turner Bequest CCCVII 35
Pencil on cream laid paper, 89 x 162 mm
Watermarked with a beehive surrounded by garlands and bees
Inscribed in red ink by Ruskin ‘35’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCCVII–35’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner has drawn two views of Stettin, now in modern day Poland. The principal prospect shows the Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul and Church of St James with the Ducal Castle in the background. The north façade of Stettin Castle is rendered in a separate detail at rear (drawn inversely to the main sketch).
For other sketches of Stettin see Tate D31083–D31093, D31095–D31106; Turner Bequest CCCVII 32a–37a, 38a–44.

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Stettin: The Castle, SS Peter and Paul and St James's Churches from the North, beyond the Fortifications; Stettin: The North Façade of the Castle 1835 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-stettin-the-castle-ss-peter-and-paul-and-st-jamess-churches-r1186961, accessed 22 April 2021.