Joseph Mallord William TurnerGateway at Langres 1836

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Artist
Title
Gateway at Langres
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
D29154
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 63
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 63 Recto:
Gateway at Langres 1836
D29154
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 63
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 190 mm
Inscribed by Turner ‘Langr’
Inscribed, possibly by John Ruskin, in blue ink ‘63’ bottom left, inverted, and ‘320’ top left, inverted
Stamped in brown ‘CCXCIII 63’ top left, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch is drawn inverted in relation to the main sequence of subjects in the sketchbook. For others of the Rathaus Gate (and Roman walls) at Langres see the verso and the following page (D29155 and D29156; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 63a, 64).

David Hill
June 2010

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