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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Interior of the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame and Saint-Laurent, Eu 1845

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 63 Verso:
?Interior of the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame and Saint-Laurent, Eu 1845
D35600
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 63a
Pencil on white wove paper, 111 x 86 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘[?P...]’ centre left
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Made with the page turned vertically, this slight sketch of a Gothic interior may show the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame and Saint-Laurent, Eu1 (see under folio 21 verso; D35525). Compare watercolour views in the Eu and Tréport sketchbook (Tate D35442, D35445; Turner Bequest CCCLIX 7, 10), used on the same tour.
A more detailed drawing on folio 59 verso (D35592) has been identified as depicting Eu; this page and folios 64 recto opposite and 68 verso (D35601, D35608) may show other aspects, or possibly the Church of Saint-Wulfran, Abbeville (see under folio 48 recto; D35571).
1
See Warrell 2014, p.228.
Technical notes:
There is some brown staining at the gutter, possibly indicating water damage in the 1928 Tate flood.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘?Interior of the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame and Saint-Laurent, Eu 1845 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2016, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-interior-of-the-collegiate-church-of-notre-dame-and-saint-r1184018, accessed 05 December 2021.