Joseph Mallord William Turner

Saint-Vulfran Church, 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: 118 × 78 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19945
Turner Bequest CCXVI 197 a

Catalogue entry

This sketch, and the drawing on the folio opposite (Tate D19946; Turner Bequest CCXVI 198), are most likely studies of one of the portals of Saint-Vulfran Church at Abbeville. The elaborate Gothic mouldings and ornament are recorded in detail by Turner. For other views of Abbeville see Tate D18582, D19929–D19933, D19937, D19943–D19944, D19948, D20116–D20117; Turner Bequest CCXI 37a, CCXVI 189a–191a, 193a, 196a–197, 199, CCXVII 22–23.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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