Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant View of Autun among Wooded Hills

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
D04415
Turner Bequest LXXIII 23

Catalogue entry

For Autun, see folios 20 and 22 of this sketchbook (D04412, D04414). Turner made this further sketch looking back to the town from the south-east as he set off for Chalon-sur-Saône, for which see folios 17 and 18 (D04409, D04410). The fifteenth-century belfry of the cathedral of St-Lazare rises to the left.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
June 2004

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