Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Sketches: The Cathedral of Notre Dame, Laon; Group of Figures

1836

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29047
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 8 a

Catalogue entry

The page contains two sketches:

i. (main sketch) The Cathedral of Notre Dame, Laon, from the north-west, a similar subject to that on the opposite page (D29048; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 9), but from a closer viewpoint; the first of a sequence of sketches at Laon running to D29050; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 10.
ii. (top left, with the page upright) A thumbnail sketch of a group of figures.

David Hill
June 2010

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