Joseph Mallord William Turner

Church of Saint-Martin, Harfleur

?1829

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 156 × 107 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23702
Turner Bequest CCLIII 2 a

Catalogue entry

The page contains a sketch of what Finberg identified as a ‘Gothic church at Harfleur’1 and the location of Harfleur has been confirmed.2 (For further information on Harfleur, see under folio 1 recto, D23699.) However, Turner records architectural and decorative elements, for example gables and tracery, in some detail, which render the building identifiable further as the Church of Saint-Martin, constructed between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries.3 Turner depicts the church’s south side.

Caroline South
May 2017

1
Finberg 1909, II, p.768.
2
?Ian Warrell, ‘Turner on the Seine: Topographical Index’, c.1999, Prints and Drawings Room, Tate Britain (printout in copy of Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999), p.3.
3
‘L’église Saint-Martin’, www.harfleur.fr, accessed 9 February 2017, http://www.harfleur.fr/spip.php?article18.

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