Joseph Mallord William Turner

A View of Poissy, with the Collégiale Notre-Dame

?1829

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 107 × 156 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23883
Turner Bequest CCLIII 93 a

Catalogue entry

The page contains a simple sketch, drawn horizontally, looking over the town of Poissy, with the two-towered collegiate church, Collégiale Notre-Dame de Poissy, on the right, and hills in the background; the elements below appear to be continued from the right-hand side of the main view. Finberg it simply as a ‘Town, with church’,1 but the location has since been confirmed.2 (For information on the town, see under folio 86 recto, D23868, and for the church, under folio 91 verso; D23879.) As with the view on the recto (D23882), the walls and towers depicted in the foreground would correspond to the town’s former fortifications.3

Caroline South
May 2017

1
Finberg 1909, II, p.771.
2
Warrell 1999, pp.210, 262 note 178; ?Ian Warrell, ‘Turner on the Seine: Topographical Index’, c.1999, Prints and Drawings Room, Tate Britain (printout in copy of Warrell 1999), p.4.

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