Joseph Mallord William Turner

Louviers: A Street Leading to the Church of Notre-Dame

c.1827–9

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 186 × 138 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24909
Turner Bequest CCLX 73

Catalogue entry

This sheet is one of a series of sketches associated with a tour of the Seine with a proposed dating of 1827–9. The studies are characterised by the use of pen and ink on blue paper; for more information see the Introduction to this section.
The Turner Bequest’s first cataloguer, A.J. Finberg, identified this sketch as a view of Louviers and its church of Notre-Dame, a well-known example of late Gothic architecture. Turner sketched the church from various other vantage points (see Tate D24840, D24902, D24909, D24950, D24962, D24967; Turner Bequest CCLX 4, 66, 73, 114, 126, 131), including from the perspective of another street (Tate D24902; Turner Bequest CCLX 66). He also made two studies of the interior (Tate D24851–D24852; Turner Bequest CCLX 15–16).
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Elizabeth Jacklin
October 2018

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