Not on display
The church dates from the twelfth century and is a rare example of the transition from Romanesque to Gothic style.3 Turner renders the architectural and decorative elements in some detail. At left he has also depicted a building with rounded towers, recognisable as the former Priory of Saint-Louis of Poissy (in present times a museum of toys), dating from the fourteenth century; however, this building is in reality located several metres further away from the Collégiale Notre-Dame than it is portrayed.
Finberg 1909, II, p.771.
Warrell, Seine, 1999, pp.210, 262 note 178; ?Ian Warrell, ‘Turner on the Seine: Topographical Index’, c.1999, Prints and Drawings Room, Tate Britain (printout in copy of Warrell 1999), p.4.
‘La Collégiale Notre-Dame’, www
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