Joseph Mallord William Turner

Street Scene with a Chapel, Northern France

1832

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 175 x 127 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24228
Turner Bequest CCLVII 32

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a view of a high street with a chapel and small tower on the right-hand side of the scene. An illegible note beneath the drawing presumably records the name of the place depicted, identifying its precise location for the artist. Turner travelled extensively around the satellite settlements of Paris with this sketchbook and also up the River Marne to the east of the city, so this scene was probably captured in one of the towns in those regions.

John Chu
January 2015

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