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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner St Nicolas-de-Port: the Basilica from a Bridge 1802

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 10 Recto:
St Nicolas-de-Port: the Basilica from a Bridge 1802
D04745
Turner Bequest LXXVII 10
Pencil on white wove paper, 154 x 240 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘N – Nan’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXVII – 9’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner’s inscription is incorrect unless it merely indicates the road towards Nancy which he took on his way home across France. The subject is not Nancy and its cathedral, but St Nicolas-de-Port as recognised by Maurice Guillaud. The bridge in the foreground crosses the river Meurthe. Turner passed through here on his way to Nancy, for which see folio 11 of this sketchbook (D04746). For another subject nearby, the castle of Blâmont, see folio 9 (D04744).
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David Blayney Brown
March 2004

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘St Nicolas-de-Port: the Basilica from a Bridge 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-st-nicolas-de-port-the-basilica-from-a-bridge-r1133448, accessed 24 June 2024.