Joseph Mallord William Turner

Beauvais, Picardy

c.1826

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 104 x 158 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24112
Turner Bequest CCLVI 3 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the centre of this page with studies of distant buildings including a large gothic structure. Tate curator Ian Warrell has identified the scene as Beauvais in Picardy.1

John Chu
July 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.156.

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