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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Interior of a Church at Nangis, Northern France 1832

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 81 Recto:
Interior of a Church at Nangis, Northern France 1832
D24325
Turner Bequest CCLVII 81
Pencil on white laid paper, 127 x 175 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Nangis’ centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘81’ bottom left and ‘2’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLVII 81’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner worked a sketch of a church interior into the top section of this page. A note below places the scene in the town of Nangis, locates some forty miles south-east of Paris. Several impressive ecclesiastical structures belong to that town, notably the Churches of Notre-Dame and Saint-Martin-et-Saint-Magne.

John Chu
January 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Interior of a Church at Nangis, Northern France 1832 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-interior-of-a-church-at-nangis-northern-france-r1175353, accessed 25 October 2021.