Joseph Mallord William Turner

Avallon from the Saulieu Road

1802

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 138 × 215 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04403
Turner Bequest LXXIII 11

Catalogue entry

For Turner’s first sketch of Avallon, seen from the Auxerre road, see folio 10 of this sketchbook (D04402). This and one other slighter memorandum on folio 12 (D04404) were drawn as he looked back at the town from the road south towards Saulieu. Here, the Hôtel de Condé, the spired Porte d’Horloge and the clock tower of St-Lazare are seen in the centre of the old town.
Verso:
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David Blayney Brown
June 2004

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