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
D19940
Turner Bequest CCXVI 195

Catalogue entry

With fine and agile handling, 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, as well as a small church with a spire at left. See also Tate D19936, D19938, D19939, D20116–D20117; Turner Bequest CCXVI 193, 194, 194a, CCXVII 22–23.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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