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
D23761
Turner Bequest CCLIII 32 a

Catalogue entry

The page contains a very faint, rough sketch, drawn horizontally, of a street scene with a church tower left of centre. The view is similar to that on folio 33 recto opposite (D23762), but conveyed in less detail. Finberg noted this page simply as ‘Street, with church’,1 but the location has been further identified as Lillebonne.2 The shape of the church tower corresponds with that of the Church of Notre-Dame, Lillebonne (for further information on the church, see under folio 28 recto; D23752), and the large-roofed building to the right of the church corresponds with the one Turner depicts in a preceding sketch of this town square (folio 31 verso; D23759).

Caroline South
May 2017

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.

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