Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Lesmont, Northern France

1832

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 175 × 127 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24391
Turner Bequest CCLVII 114

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled much of this page with a view of clustered buildings in a wooded landscape. A note towards the bottom right-hand corner of the page indicates that this is a settlement on the River Aube, where Turner went sketching towards the end of the 1832 tour. Art historian Ian Warrell had transcribed the first word of the note as a misspelling of Lesmont, a small town on the Aube.1

John Chu
January 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999, p.60.

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