Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lillebonne Castle

?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
D23767
Turner Bequest CCLIII 35 a

Catalogue entry

The page contains a rough sketch, drawn horizontally, of a ruined castle overlooking a town. Finberg identified this sketch as ‘Ruined castle: Lillebonne’,1 and the location has been confirmed.2 (For further information on the castle, see under folio 29 recto; D23754.)
Turner picks out the rugged, ruined outline of a castle tower at top right, and with a minimum of lines, indicates the tower of the Church of Notre-Dame, Lillebonne at far right. (For further information on the church, see 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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