Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Castle of Blâmont

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
D04744
Turner Bequest LXXVII 9

Catalogue entry

The ruined castle here, with its donjon and curtain walls, is clearly that of Blâmont between Lunéville and Nancy. Returning home across France, Turner passed it on his way to Nancy, for which see folio11 of this sketchbook (D04746), as he did also the nearby town of St Nicolas-de-Port, for which see folio 10 (D04745). Thus the sequence of this group of drawings, fortuitously or not, presumably follows the original despite the later rebinding of the book.
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David Blayney Brown
March 2004

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