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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Distant View of Autun among Wooded Hills 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 23 Recto:
Distant View of Autun among Wooded Hills 1802
D04415
Turner Bequest LXXIII 23
Pencil, lightly touched with white chalk on grey-buff laid paper, 138 x 215 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Autun’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXIII 23’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For Autun, see folios 20 and 22 of this sketchbook (D04412, D04414). Turner made this further sketch looking back to the town from the south-east as he set off for Chalon-sur-Saône, for which see folios 17 and 18 (D04409, D04410). The fifteenth-century belfry of the cathedral of St-Lazare rises to the left.
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David Blayney Brown
June 2004

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Distant View of Autun among Wooded Hills 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-distant-view-of-autun-among-wooded-hills-r1133042, accessed 26 September 2021.