Joseph Mallord William TurnerThe West Front of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Laon 1836

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Artist
Title
The West Front of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Laon
From Val d'Aosta Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCXCIII
Date 1836
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 113 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29049
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 9 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Verso:
The West Front of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Laon 1836
D29049
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 9a
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 190 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is a view of the west front of the Cathedral of Notre Dame at Laon, with a detail of church spire and street above right, possibly the continuation of the main sketch to the right. The sketch is inverted in relation to the main sequence of subjects in the sketchbook.

David Hill
June 2010

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