Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lillebonne Castle and the 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
D23753
Turner Bequest CCLIII 28 a

Catalogue entry

The page contains a rough sketch, drawn horizontally, of a town in a hilly landscape. Finberg suggested an identification of ‘Town among Hills (?Lillebonne)’,1and the location has been confirmed.2 The Church of Notre-Dame is recognisable at bottom right, and the ruined shapes of Lillebonne castle at centre on top of the hill. (For information on the castle, see under folio 29 recto, D23754; and for the church, under folio 28 recto; D23752.) Turner presents the castle and church from a different view to that of previous sketches (folios 27 recto and verso; D23750–D23751).
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.
Technical notes:
There is a small brownish smudge near the top right corner of the page.

Caroline South
May 2017

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