Joseph Mallord William Turner

Nancy: the Porte Stanislas

1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 154 x 240 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04746
Turner Bequest LXXVII 11

Catalogue entry

This sketchbook contains two sketches made in Nancy, through which Turner passed on his way home through France – this, and folio12 (D04747), apparently showing the Porte Stanislas from different sides. The gate was begun in 1752 and reconstructed by the architect Richard Mique, being completed in 1762. Turner’s interest in the city of Nancy, noted by David Hill, may have been due to its proximity to the birthplace of the painter Claude Lorrain at Chamagne in the Vosges.
Verso:
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David Blayney Brown
March 2004

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