Joseph Mallord William TurnerArras from the Ramparts to the North 1836

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Artist
Title
Arras from the Ramparts to the North
From Val d'Aosta Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCXCIII
Date 1836
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 113 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29175
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 73 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 73 Verso:
Arras from the Ramparts to the North 1836
D29175
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 73a
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 190 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn inverted in relation to the main numbered sequence of subjects in the sketchbook, this sketch depicts Arras from the old ramparts to the north, with the Cathedral of St Vaast (see also D29170; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 71) and the Church of St Gery in the right middle distance.

David Hill
June 2010

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