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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Louviers: A Street Leading to the Church of Notre-Dame c.1827-9

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Louviers: A Street Leading to the Church of Notre-Dame c.1827–9
Turner Bequest CCLX 73
Pen and ink on paper, 186 x 138 mm
Inscribed in red ink ‘73’ upper right
Stamped in black ‘CCLX 73’ upper right
Blind stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram lower centre
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.
The Turner Bequest’s first cataloguer, A.J. Finberg, identified this sketch as a view of Louviers and its church of Notre-Dame, a well-known example of late Gothic architecture. Turner sketched the church from various other vantage points (see Tate D24840, D24902, D24909, D24950, D24962, D24967; Turner Bequest CCLX 4, 66, 73, 114, 126, 131), including from the perspective of another street (Tate D24902; Turner Bequest CCLX 66). He also made two studies of the interior (Tate D24851–D24852; Turner Bequest CCLX 15–16).

Elizabeth Jacklin
October 2018

How to cite

Elizabeth Jacklin, ‘Louviers: A Street Leading to the Church of Notre-Dame c.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-louviers-a-street-leading-to-the-church-of-notre-dame-r1195889, accessed 28 May 2024.