Joseph Mallord William Turner

Five Views at and near Flône

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
D19619
Turner Bequest CCXVI 34 a

Catalogue entry

Set against precipitous limestone cliffs, the abbey at Flône is shown here in five swiftly rendered views. Founded in 1075, the abbey was reconstructed in the seventeenth century into the building we see in the present drawing. From a vantage point on his boat, Turner records various aspects of the abbey including the tour d’angle (Junction Tower), the convent, and Church of Saint-Matthieu. For more drawings of Flône see Tate D19620, D19621, D19642, D20086; Turner Bequest CCXVI 35, 35a, 46a, CCXVII 2.

Alice Rylance-Watson
March 2014

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