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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Study of a Church c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Study of a Church c.1824
Turner Bequest CCXXIV 230
Pencil on blue wove paper, 282 x 193 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCXXIV 230’ top right, ascending vertically
Inscribed in pencil ‘235 | O’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The pencil marks are very faint in this sketch. Two tall stone structures are visible just right of centre in the lower half of the page. These have steep hipped roofs, suggesting the form of spires found in medieval church architecture.
For the grouping and dating of these works, see the section Introduction.
Technical notes:
This sketch appears on one half of a large sheet bisected by the faint line of a fold; this half measures 141 x 193mm. On the other half is D20546 (CCXXIV 231).
Blank except for inscription. Inscribed in ink ‘230’ bottom right.

Ben Pollitt
August 2019

How to cite

Ben Pollitt, ‘Study of a Church c.1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2019, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, March 2023, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-study-of-a-church-r1202151, accessed 18 May 2024.