Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Romilly-sur-Seine, Northern 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 × 127 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24315
Turner Bequest CCLVII 76

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the central strip of this page with a view of a small town. The handling is too cursory here to suggest a definitive location for this subject although the tower to the right of the scene appears similar to that of the Church of Notre-Dame at Romilly-sur-Seine, some seventy miles east of Paris. A second sketch of a town in a landscape is featured running down the left-hand edge of the page.

John Chu
January 2015

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