After Joseph Mallord William Turner
Die Cathedrale in Rouen ?mid 1830s or later

Artwork details

Die Cathedrale in Rouen
Date ?mid 1830s or later
Medium Line engraving on paper
Dimensions Unconfirmed: 100 x 140 mm
Acquisition Presented by Ian Warrell 1999
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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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