Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Interior of the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame and Saint-Laurent, Eu

1845

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 x 86 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35600
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 63 a

Catalogue entry

Made with the page turned vertically, this slight sketch of a Gothic interior may show the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame and Saint-Laurent, Eu1 (see under folio 21 verso; D35525). Compare watercolour views in the Eu and Tréport sketchbook (Tate D35442, D35445; Turner Bequest CCCLIX 7, 10), used on the same tour.
A more detailed drawing on folio 59 verso (D35592) has been identified as depicting Eu; this page and folios 64 recto opposite and 68 verso (D35601, D35608) may show other aspects, or possibly the Church of Saint-Wulfran, Abbeville (see under folio 48 recto; D35571).
1
See Warrell 2014, p.228.
Technical notes:
There is some brown staining at the gutter, possibly indicating water damage in the 1928 Tate flood.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

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