Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lillebonne Castle and Church of Notre-Dame, Lillebonne

?1829

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 107 × 156 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23750
Turner Bequest CCLIII 27

Catalogue entry

The page contains a sketch, drawn horizontally, of Lillebonne castle at centre and the spire of the Church of Notre-Dame, Lillebonne, at right. Finberg noted it simply as ‘Castle on hill’,1 but the location has been identified as Lillebonne.2 (For information on the castle, see under folio 29 recto, D23754; and for the church, under folio 28 recto; D23752.) The shapes of the buildings correspond to those of the castle and church and, although the scene is depicted from a different angle, they also correspond to Turner’s watercolour sketch, The Castle at Lillebonne, Normandy, c.1832 (Tate D24807; Turner Bequest CCLIX 242).

Caroline South
May 2017

1
Finberg 1909, II, p.769.
2
?Ian Warrell, ‘Turner on the Seine: Topographical Index’, c.1999, Prints and Drawings Room, Tate Britain (printout in copy of Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999), p.3.

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