J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Auxerre from the Ramparts 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Recto:
Auxerre from the Ramparts 1802
Turner Bequest LXXIII 9
Pencil on light grey-buff laid paper, 138 x 215 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Do’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXIII 9’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
As David Hill suggests in correspondence with the author,1 this view may be effectively a continuation of that on folio 8 of this sketchbook (D04400), for which see catalogue note for Auxerre, and to which Turner’s inscription, meaning ‘Ditto’, refers. Both sketches of the town seen from the walls may have been the products of an evening walk.
Letter to David Blayney Brown, 4 April 2004, Tate catalogue files.

David Blayney Brown
June 2004

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Auxerre from the Ramparts 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2004, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-auxerre-from-the-ramparts-r1133027, accessed 13 June 2024.