Joseph Mallord William Turner

Outskirts of Abbeville

1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 × 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19939
Turner Bequest CCXVI 194 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner records a prospect of the outskirts of Abbeville in Picardy, northern France. The profiles of Saint-Vulfran Church, the Belfry, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre are visible. A carriage and a figure on horseback can be seen in the foreground. See also Tate D19936, D19938, D19940, D20116–D20117; Turner Bequest CCXVI 193, 194, 195, CCXVII 22–23.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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