Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Provins, Île-de-France

1832

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 175 x 127 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24328
Turner Bequest CCLVII 82 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled most of this page with a jumble of town buildings punctuated by tall Gothic spires. Although the cursory nature of the drawing prevents exact identification of this subject, the surrounding pages of the volume are much taken up with views of the medieval town of Provins, located some fifty miles south-east of Paris. For comparisons, see the list of pages featuring Provins provided in the sketchbook Introduction.

John Chu
January 2015

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