Joseph Mallord William Turner

Saulieu with the Basilica of St Andoche

1802

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 138 × 215 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04405
Turner Bequest LXXIII 13

Catalogue entry

Saulieu, a popular posting-stage on the Paris-Lyon road, was Turner’s next stop, some eighteen miles after Avallon (see folios 10–12 of this sketchbook, D04402–D04404). He made just this one sketch, of the main street of the town with its Romanesque basilica.
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David Blayney Brown
June 2004

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