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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Nancy: the Porte Stanislas 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio11 Recto:
Nancy: the Porte Stanislas 1802
Turner Bequest LXXVII 11
Pencil on white wove paper, 154 x 240 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Nancy’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXVII – 9’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketchbook contains two sketches made in Nancy, through which Turner passed on his way home through France – this, and folio12 (D04747), apparently showing the Porte Stanislas from different sides. The gate was begun in 1752 and reconstructed by the architect Richard Mique, being completed in 1762. Turner’s interest in the city of Nancy, noted by David Hill, may have been due to its proximity to the birthplace of the painter Claude Lorrain at Chamagne in the Vosges.

David Blayney Brown
March 2004

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Nancy: the Porte Stanislas 1802 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 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-nancy-the-porte-stanislas-r1133449, accessed 24 June 2024.