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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Stratford-upon-Avon 1833

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 89 Recto:
Stratford-upon-Avon 1833
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 89
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 190 mm
Inscribed, possibly by John Ruskin, in blue ink ‘89’ bottom left, inverted and ‘320’ top left, inverted
Stamped in brown ‘CCXCIII 89’ top left, inverted
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
See Introduction to the sketchbook for the presence of a small run of sketches at Stratford-upon-Avon dating from 1833. Drawn inverted in relation to main numbered sequence of subjects in the book this sketch forms the left section of a two-part panorama of the town, looking down the river over the bridges to the Holy Trinity Church at the left and the Guild Chapel to the right, and continued to the right to the Toll House on the opposite page (D29205; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 88a). The view is similar, but more distant to that on the adjacent doubtle-page spread (D29203–D29204; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 87a–88).

David Hill
June 2010

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Stratford-upon-Avon 1833 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, February 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-stratford-upon-avon-r1144754, accessed 13 July 2020.