Joseph Mallord William TurnerTwo Sketches of the Church of Notre Dame en Vaux at Châlons-en-Champagne 1836

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Two Sketches of the Church of Notre Dame en Vaux at Châlons-en-Champagne
From Val d'Aosta Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCXCIII
Date 1836
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 190 x 113 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29039
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 4 a
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 4 Verso:
Two Sketches of the Church of Notre Dame en Vaux at Châlons-en-Champagne 1836
D29039
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 4a
Pencil on white wove paper, 190 x 113 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘old walls’ centre, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page contains two sketches:
i. (main sketch, drawn with the page upright) The Church of Notre Dame en Vaux at Châlons-en-Champagne, the west end and south side, with a detail of the porch above right.
ii. (to the right, drawn with the page inverted) The east and south sides of the same church.
Châlons officially changed its soubriquet from ‘sur Marne’ to ‘en-Champagne’ in 1998. It lies about half way on the direct route between St Omer and Geneva, although the sketches are entered in the book somewhat out of sequence. The church of Notre Dame en Vaux was built between 1157 and 1217 and became an important place of pilgrimage.

David Hill
June 2010

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