Joseph Mallord William Turner

Place de l’Antiquaille, Lyon

1819

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D14070
Turner Bequest CLXXIII 50

Catalogue entry

Turner made a small series of drawings of buildings and views in Lyon. The subject of this sketch is the Place de l’Antiquaille, located on the Fourvière Hill in the western quarter of the city.1 The location is so-named after the Hôpital de l’Antiquaille, a medical hospital housed since 1804 in the buildings of a former castle and convent. The vista looks south-east towards the entrance to the hospital, a rusticated arched doorway topped by a pediment and bearing an inscription partially transcribed by the artist, ‘HOSP[ICI] | L’AN[TIQO]’. For further sketches of Lyon see folio 51 (D14071).
1
Compare, for example, a drawing by Francisque Gabillot (1818–1876) in the Collection Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon, reproduced online at http://www.bm-lyon.fr/expo/07/lp/images/grd/37-Ms6775.jpg, accessed March 2013.
Verso:
Blank

Nicola Moorby
March 2013

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