Joseph Mallord William Turner Street Scene at Eu with the Church of Notre-Dame and Saint-Laurent 1824

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Street Scene at Eu with the Church of Notre-Dame and Saint-Laurent
From Rivers Meuse and Moselle Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCXVI
Date 1824
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 78 x 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19956
Turner Bequest CCXVI 203
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Catalogue entry

Turner scholar Ian Warrell has identified this highly detailed study of a street scene and Gothic church as showing Eu, a town in the Haute Normandie region of northern France.1 The church is named after Notre-Dame (Our Lady) and Lawrence O’Toole, the Irish saint who was the Archbishop of Dublin during the Norman invasion of Ireland and who himself died at Eu. Construction began in the twelfth century and the church was completed in 1240.2 See also Tate D19954, D19955, D19961; Turner Bequest CCXVI 202, 202a, 206.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

1
Warrell 1995, p.39 no.5.
2
Ibid.

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