Joseph Mallord William Turner

Marché de Blé, Abbeville

1824

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 78 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19943
Turner Bequest CCXVI 196 a

Catalogue entry

These swiftly wrought sketches show the city of Abbeville, and its ‘Marché de Blé’ or corn market. Part of the profile of Saint-Vulfran Church can be seen in the background of both drawings. Finberg notes that this sketch may have been connected to Turner’s illustration of Abbeville for Scott’s Prose Works (see Tate impression T04763).
For other views of Abbeville see Tate D18582, D19929–D19933, D19937, D19945–D19948, D20116–D20117; Turner Bequest CCXI 37a, CCXVI 189a–191a, 193a, 197a–199, CCXVII 22–23.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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