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: 86 x 111 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35601
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 64

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 63 verso opposite and 68 verso (D35600, 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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