Joseph Mallord William Turner

Mosan Landscape; Sedan; ?Charleville

1824

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 × 78 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19683
Turner Bequest CCXVI 67

Catalogue entry

The central sketch is a roughly rendered view of Sedan (see Tate D19682; Turner Bequest CCXVI 66a) and the lowermost sketches are catalogued by Cecilia Powell as prospects of Charleville. The twin-towered church with narrow tapering spires is presumably the ancient chapel built by Charles Gonzaga, the founder of Charleville (see Tate D19558; Turner Bequest CCXVI 4). This chapel was remodelled into the Church of Saint-Rémi in the mid to late nineteenth century.

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2014

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