Joseph Mallord William Turner

Convent of Sainte-Barbe, Normandy

1832

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 174 x 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24004
Turner Bequest CCLIV 62 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner drew a cursory sketch of the Convent of Sainte-Barbe on the Seine near Rouen at the centre of this page. The river frontage is shown towards the right with the plateau of Canteleu rising behind. The mainly seventeenth-century edifice appears in a watercolour that Turner worked up around this time perhaps with a view to engraved reproduction; see Tate D24643 (Turner Bequest CCLIX 78).

John Chu
July 2014

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