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
D19948
Turner Bequest CCXVI 199

Catalogue entry

This slight sketch, rendered with the book turned upside down, depicts the fifteenth-century Saint-Vulfran Church at Abbeville. Turner draws the church from its western façade, showing part of the exterior flying buttresses at left. The artist has inscribed the words ‘[?Ligrais]’ and ‘Vulran’ below the drawing. See also Tate D19945–D19946; Turner Bequest CCXVI 197a–198.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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