Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Romanesque Church near Lyons

1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 138 x 215 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04422
Turner Bequest LXXIII 30

Catalogue entry

Turner approached Lyon along the Saône valley from Mâcon – a distance of some forty-two miles taking him through Belleville, Villefranche and Trévoux. David Hill has speculated that he arrived at Lyon on the last day of July, having been travelling several days from Paris.1 This church has not been identified.
1
David Hill, Turner in the Alps: The Journey through France and Switzerland in 1802, London 1992, p.28.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
June 2004

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