Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Market at Eu

1845

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 232 × 328 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40172

Catalogue entry

Rapidly drawn on the verso of D35451 (Turner Bequest CCCLIX 16), this pencil sketch depicts the small, ‘irregular market-place’ east of the collegiate chapel of Eu.1 An awning can be seen at the extreme left while the buildings bordering the open space, including the steeply pitched rooftop of the King Louis-Philippe’s summer palace, have been cursorily dashed down. The inscription ‘fish’ to right of the main group of figures identifies the produce on sale while the inscription to the far left may read ‘Sunday’, giving the day of the week.

John Chu
February 2014

1
John Murray (ed.), Hand-Book for Travellers in France, revised ed., London, Paris and Leipzig 1844, p.66.

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