Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Sketches: Tower of the Abbey of St Bertin, St Omer; Church of St Gervais, with the Arve Valley beyond

1836

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 190 x 113 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D29040
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 5

Catalogue entry

This page contains two sketches:
i. (main sketch, drawn down the page) The tower of the Abbey of St Bertin, St Omer from the west, with, above left, a tiny detail of figures with a perhaps a boat by a pillar.
ii. (top right, squeezed into the space to the right of the tower, with the book turned horizontal) A thumbnail sketch of the church of St Gervais seen against a panorama of the Arve Valley, with the Aiguille de Varan to the right.
For the Abbey of St Bertin see D29036; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 3 in this sketchbook.

David Hill
June 2010

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