Joseph Mallord William Turner

Auxerre from the Ramparts

1802

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 138 x 215 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04401
Turner Bequest LXXIII 9

Catalogue entry

As David Hill suggests in correspondence with the author,1 this view may be effectively a continuation of that on folio 8 of this sketchbook (D04400), for which see catalogue note for Auxerre, and to which Turner’s inscription, meaning ‘Ditto’, refers. Both sketches of the town seen from the walls may have been the products of an evening walk.
1
Letter to David Blayney Brown, 4 April 2004, Tate catalogue files.
Verso:
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David Blayney Brown
June 2004

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