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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Beauvais, Picardy c.1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 4 Verso:
Beauvais, Picardy c.1826
Turner Bequest CCLVI 3a
Pencil on white laid paper, 104 x 158 mm
Partial watermark of a crown and laurels
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the centre of this page with studies of distant buildings including a large gothic structure. Tate curator Ian Warrell has identified the scene as Beauvais in Picardy.1

John Chu
July 2015

Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.156.

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Beauvais, Picardy c.1826 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, March 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-beauvais-picardy-r1185405, accessed 24 June 2022.