Interested in seeing the Walberswick scroll? The next showing will take place at The Heritage Hut, The Green, Walberswick, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6TT on Sunday 1st May 2022 at 10am, 11am and 12pm. Click here for more details.
John Doman Turner’s most adventurous works include four scrolls completed during the latter part of his life. If you are a regular visitor of this website, you will have heard us talk about the Walberswick, Trinity Fair and Fairground Frieze scrolls. Now it’s time to turn our attention to the Ferry Road scroll. In 2017,… Continue reading Getting access to John Doman Turner’s ‘first’ scroll of Ferry Road, Southwold
Title Ferry Road Artist John Doman Turner Date c.1930 – 1931 Medium Scroll Dimensions Distinguishing marks Collection Southwold Museum Exhibitions Source Southwold Museum: https://www.southwoldmuseum.org/ Richard Scott talks about the Ferry Road scroll in his book ‘Artists at Walberswick’, he writes ‘In 1930 Doman Turner had performed a practice run (of the Walberswick Scroll) by painting a… Continue reading Ferry Road – Scroll
Title Fairground Frieze Artist John Doman Turner Date 1934 Medium Scroll, Pencil and watercolour on paper Dimensions Height: 22.5 cm, Length: 743 cm Distinguishing marks Collection V&A Museum Exhibitions Source V&A: https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O120957/fairground-frieze-drawing-turner-john-doman/ Described by the V&A as a ‘very long paper frieze rolled around wooden ‘cotton reel’ composed of a series of pencil drawings and watercolours… Continue reading Fairground Frieze – Scroll
For those of you that don’t know, John Doman Turner (25 October 1871 – 3 January 1938) was a deaf British painter and member of the Camden Town Group. There was little known about his works for many years, but in recent times, more and more of his work is beginning to surface – the most recent being… Continue reading How our research led us to find where John Doman Turner’s ‘Fairground Frieze’ scroll is kept
Title Trinity Fair Artist John Doman Turner Date 1933 Medium Scroll Dimensions Distinguishing marks Collection The Swan Hotel, Southwold Exhibitions Source The Swan Hotel https://theswansouthwold.co.uk/ ‘Trinity Fair was instigated by the Town Charter of 1489, which entitled Southwold to hold an annual fair on the three days following Trinity Sunday. It’s origins are even older, in… Continue reading Trinity Fair – Scroll
Title Walberswick Scroll Artist John Doman Turner Date c. 1931 – 1932 Medium Watercolour Dimensions 123ft (37.5 metre) roll of cartridge paper Distinguishing marks John Doman Turner describes the scroll as being ‘A Dioramic Pictorial Record of a Suffolk Village’ Exhibitions WE, Ipswich, 1994 Source Walberswick Parish Council / Village Hall http://walberswick.onesuffolk.net/ This remarkable work is… Continue reading Walberswick – Scroll