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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Views of a Midlands Town 1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 19 Verso:
Views of a Midlands Town 1830
D22356
Turner Bequest CCXL 19a
Pencil on white wove paper, 68 x 110 mm
Partial watermark ‘Gat | 18’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This Midlands subject, inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, with a three-arched bridge and a church spire, currently remains unidentified. The lower view continues across folio 20 recto opposite (D22357), while the upper appears to be a slighter reprise of the main subject.

Matthew Imms
August 2013

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Views of a Midlands Town 1830 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-views-of-a-midlands-town-r1148506, accessed 15 October 2019.