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
D23763
Turner Bequest CCLIII 33 a

Catalogue entry

The page contains a faint sketch, drawn horizontally, of a ruined castle on a hilltop overlooking a church and town below. Finberg noted it as ‘Road, with ruined castle on hill (Probably Lillebonne.)’,1 and the location has been confirmed.2 The shapes and positions of the castle ruins and church correspond to those of Lillebonne’s castle and Church of Notre-Dame. (For information on the castle see under folio 29 recto, D23754; and for the church, under folio 28 recto; D23752.)

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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