Joseph Mallord William Turner

Part of Saint-Vulfran Church, Abbeville

1824

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 x 78 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19933
Turner Bequest CCXVI 191 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook turned upside down, here Turner has made a detailed study of part of Saint-Vulfran Collegiate Church in Abbeville, Picardy. The church was constructed in the late fifteenth century in the Flamboyant Gothic style.1 At bottom left is the top of an exterior pinnacle continued from the top of the leaf.
For other drawings of Abbeville, including Turner’s studies of Saint-Vulfran Church in this sketchbook, see Tate D18582, D19929–D19932, D19935, D19937, D19943, D19945–D19948, D20116–D20117; Turner Bequest CCXI 37a, CCXVI 189a–191, 192a, 193a, 196a, 197a–199, CCXVII 22–23 and Tate Impression T04763.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

1
‘Saint-Vulfran Collegiate Church, Abbeville Tourisme’, accessed 8 October 2014, http://www.abbeville-tourisme.com/patrimoine-gb/visites-libres-gb/saint-vulfran-gb

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