Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame and Saint-Laurent, Eu, with the Château d’Eu Beyond; Channel Cliffs

1845

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 86 × 111 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35672
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 102 a

Catalogue entry

At the top is a hurried view of Eu, looking north-west past the east end of the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame and Saint-Laurent along Place Isabelle d’Orléans to the roofline of the Château d’Eu. The church is continued a little way onto folio 103 recto opposite (D35673). For other views, see under folio 21 verso (D35525).
Inverted at the bottom is an unrelated drawing of cliffs, presumably on a Channel coast. See the sketchbook’s Introduction for the many slight coastal views scattered through it. Finberg’s title, ‘Cliffs – “Richboro’.”’,1 stems from his coupling this page with D35673 opposite, where Turner’s inscription appears, although the present view seems unrelated.
1
Finberg 1909, II, p.1174.
Technical notes:
There is some brown staining at the gutter, possibly indicating water damage in the 1928 Tate flood.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

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