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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Stettin: Two Views of St James's Church and a Further Detail of its Tower; Sketch of Stettin 1835

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 35 Verso
Stettin: Two Views of St James's Church and a Further Detail of its Tower; Sketch of Stettin 1835
D31091
Turner Bequest CCCVII 36 a
Pencil on cream laid paper, 162 x 89 mm
Watermark ‘cfw & s
Inscribed in pencil by Turner ‘2’ top centre towards right; ‘W’, ‘W’, ‘2’, ‘3’, ‘2’, ‘2’ centre; ‘St Peter’ right centre
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
These are studies of St James’ Church at Stettin (now Szczecin in Poland), produced with the sketchbook turned upside down. The inscriptions ‘W’, ‘W’, ‘2’, ‘3’, ‘2’, ‘2’ annotate one of the studies. Turner has also inscribed ‘St Peter’ at centre right, referring to the Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Stettin (not depicted here). At the upper most register is a continuation of a sketch of Stettin from the folio opposite (Tate D31092; Turner Bequest CCCVII 37).
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: Two Views of St James's Church and a Further Detail of its Tower; Sketch of Stettin 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-two-views-of-st-jamess-church-and-a-further-detail-r1186964, accessed 26 November 2020.