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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Buildings at Louvain, Including St Peter's Church 1839

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 10 Verso:
Buildings at Louvain, Including St Peter’s Church 1839
Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 10 a
Pencil on white wove writing paper, 154 x 94 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With fluid and gestural handling Turner has made a rough sketch of two of the buildings at Louvain, rendering the forms of the cupola on the left and the façade of an adjacent building on the right. The drawing of St Peter’s Church extends onto the opposite folio (Tate D28062; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 11).
For other views of Louvain in this sketchbook see Tate D28044–D28047, D28049, D28054, D28059–D28060, D28062–D28064; Turner Bequest CCLXXXVII 2a–3a, 4a, 7, 9a–10, 11–12. There are also two drawings in gouache, pen and ink and watercolour on blue paper of Louvain produced in 1839 (Tate D20263, D24590; Turner Bequest CCXXII D, CCLIX 25).

Alice Rylance-Watson
April 2013

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Buildings at Louvain, Including St Peter’s Church 1839 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-buildings-at-louvain-including-st-peters-church-r1150335, accessed 30 November 2021.