Joseph Mallord William Turner

Buildings at Louvain, Including St Peter’s Church


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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 154 × 94 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 11

Catalogue entry

This relatively detailed sketch of part of the façade of St Peter’s Church continues from the opposite folio (Tate D28061; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 10a). A typically Flemish house with a crow-stepped gable and bay windows has been drawn adjacent to the church.
Turner has drawn other aspects of the church on the following two folios (Tate D28063, D28064; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 11a, 12).
For other views of Louvain in this sketchbook see Tate D28044–D28047, D28049, D28054, D28059–D28060; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 2a–3a, 4a, 7, 9a–10. There are also two drawings in gouache, pen and ink and watercolour on blue paper of the city produced in 1839 (Tate D20263, D24590; Turner Bequest CCXXII D, CCLIX 25).

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2013

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