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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Evreux: The Lantern over the Crossing inside the Cathedral of Notre-Dame ?1827-9

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Evreux: The Lantern over the Crossing inside the Cathedral of Notre-Dame ?1827–9
D24972
Turner Bequest CCLX 136
Pen and ink, chalk and pencil on paper, 190 x 141 mm
Inscribed in red ink ‘136’ upper right
Stamped in black ‘CCLX 136’ bottom left
Blind stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sheet is one of a series of sketches associated with a tour of the Seine with a proposed dating of 1827–9. The studies are characterised by the use of pen and ink on blue paper; for more information see the Introduction to this section.
This group of sketches reflects a keen interest in the architecture of the region, and Turner’s studies of the city of Evreux are no exception. This view of the interior of the cathedral of Notre-Dame captures the cathedral’s soaring arches, recording architectural details in considerable detail. Yellow chalk was added to the, for this group of studies, usual technique of pen and ink on blue paper, in some areas on the right of the sheet. For other views of Evreux’s cathedral thought to date from the same visit see Tate D24903, D24903, D24963 and D24972 (Turner Bequest CCLX 67, 127, 136).
Verso:
The drawing has been laid down on heavy paper and the verso could not be inspected at the time of cataloguing.

Elizabeth Jacklin
October 2018

How to cite

Elizabeth Jacklin, ‘Evreux: The Lantern over the Crossing inside the Cathedral of Notre-Dame ?1827–9 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, October 2018, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2019, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-evreux-the-lantern-over-the-crossing-inside-the-cathedral-of-r1195895, accessed 14 April 2024.