Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Market Place at Thionville, Looking towards the Towers of Saint-Maximin Church and the Bell-Tower of the Sixteenth-Century Town Hall

1839

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 101 × 168 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28236
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 36 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner depicts the market square of Thionville, a French frontier town. The scene incorporates the bell-tower of the sixteenth-century town hall and the twin towers of the baroque Church of Saint-Maximin to the left. Turner has inscribed the bottom left of the drawing with ‘Cafe’.
For other views of Thionville in this sketchbook see Tate D28224, D28225, D28237; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVIII 29a, 30, 37; see also the Rivers Meuse and Moselle sketchbook of 1824 (Tate D19710; Turner Bequest CCXVI 81).

Alice Rylance-Watson
May 2013

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