Joseph Mallord William Turner

Street Scene with the Church of Notre-Dame, Lillebonne

?1829

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 107 × 156 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23752
Turner Bequest CCLIII 28

Catalogue entry

The page contains a sketch, drawn horizontally, of a street scene with a church. Finberg noted it simply as ‘Church, with houses’,1 but the location has been identified further as Lillebonne.2 Turner records details of the church and the buildings around it in some detail and from these features the church is recognisable as Notre-Dame, which dates from the sixteenth century.3
1
Finberg 1909, II, p.769.
2
?Ian Warrell, ‘Turner on the Seine: Topographical Index’, c.1999, Prints and Drawings Room, Tate Britain (printout in copy of Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999), p.3.
3
‘Parish Church of Notre-Dame, French Heritage monument to Lillebonne’, en.patrimoine-de-france.com, accessed 2 March 2017, http://en.patrimoine-de-france.com/seine-maritime/lillebonne/eglise-paroissiale-notre-dame-10.php.
Technical notes:
There is a small brownish smudge near the bottom right corner of the page.

Caroline South
May 2017

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