after Joseph Mallord William Turner

Die Cathedrale in Rouen

?mid 1830s or later

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Artist
After Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Line engraving on paper
Dimensions
Unconfirmed: 100 x 140 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Ian Warrell 1999
Reference
T07525

Technique and condition

The work is made from a single trunk of oak about 400 years old, which was brought to the artist's attention by the gardener at a girls' private school at Ascot. Nash roughed out the pieces in Ascot then transported them to his studio in Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales where he charred them with a propane torch to the depth of about 1cm. He treats them with linseed oil, chars them again and linseeds them a second time.

Annette King & Rachel Barker
June 1995

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