Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Sketches: The Abbey of St Bertin, St Omer; Arch of Augustus, Aosta


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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 113 × 190 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 4

Catalogue entry

The page contains two sketches:
i. (main sketch) The Abbey church of St Bertin from the east, closer and in more detail than in the preceding sketch of the same aspect (D29036; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 3).
ii. (top left, inverted) A thumbnail sketch of the Augustan Arch at Aosta, looking through to the town. Turner sketched the same subject on his first visit to Aosta in 1802 (Tate D04501; Turner Bequest LXXIV 9), in a more confined treatment than here.
The main sketch on this page is the third in a series at St Omer running from D29032; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 1 to D29040; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 5. For the Abbey of St Bertin see D29036; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 3.

David Hill
June 2010

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