Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Church of Saint-Wulfran, Abbeville

1845

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 86 x 111 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35586
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 56 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, Abbeville’s Church of Saint-Wulfran is seen from the south (showing the liturgical east end with the twin north towers beyond). The viewpoint is in the vicinity of the modern fire station on Avenue du Rivage.
The subject is discussed under another view, on folio 48 recto (D35571).
Technical notes:
There is some brown staining at the gutter, possibly indicating water damage in the 1928 Tate flood.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

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