Joseph Mallord William Turner

Walls of the Château d’Eu

1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 × 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19958
Turner Bequest CCXVI 204

Catalogue entry

This previously unidentified sketch, catalogued by Finberg as ‘City Walls’, appears to depict the exterior walls which surround the chateau at Eu, with a group of figures relaxing on a grassy slope nearby. The chateau was erected in 1578 as the residence of Henri de Guise and Catherine de Clèves and later developed by Anne-Marie-Louise d’Orléans (1627–1693), cousin to Louis XVI, who was known colloquially as ‘La Grande Mademoiselle’.1 Part of the wall is shown again on Tate D19961; Turner Bequest CCXVI 206.
1
‘Architecture’, Château d’Eu, Musée Louis-Philippe, accesed 27 October 2014, http://www.chateau-eu.fr/le-chateau-deu/
Verso:
Blank.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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