Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Street, ?Northern France

c.1832

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 190 x 135 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40115

Catalogue entry

This drawing was not recorded by Finberg in his Turner Bequest Inventory. Turner worked a pencil drawing onto this sheet of blue paper to depict the recession in perspective of a street of irregular buildings. The sketch is too cursory to identify the subject with certainty, although the verso of the sheet depicts the village of Petit Andelys, Normandy perhaps indicating a nearby location for this scene; see Tate D25094 (Turner Bequest CCLXI 122).
Technical notes:
A rectangle of darker blue paper at the centre of the sheet indicates damage from prolonged exposure to light.

John Chu
August 2014

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