Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant Views of Sedan

1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 × 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19682
Turner Bequest CCXVI 66 a

Catalogue entry

In these swiftly rendered and summary sketches Turner shows the city of Sedan, in the French Ardennes, from a distance. The prospects include the medieval chateau, the Palais des Princes, and the twin-towered Church of Saint-Charles.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2014

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