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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Street Scene with the Church of Notre-Dame, Lillebonne ?1829

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 28 Recto:
Street Scene with the Church of Notre-Dame, Lillebonne ?1829
D23752
Turner Bequest CCLIII 28
Pencil on pale cream laid paper, 107 x 156 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘28’ top right ascending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLIII – 28’ top right ascending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The page contains a sketch, drawn horizontally, of a street scene with a church. Finberg noted it simply as ‘Church, with houses’,1 but the location has been identified further as Lillebonne.2 Turner records details of the church and the buildings around it in some detail and from these features the church is recognisable as Notre-Dame, which dates from the sixteenth century.3
1
Finberg 1909, II, p.769.
2
?Ian Warrell, ‘Turner on the Seine: Topographical Index’, c.1999, Prints and Drawings Room, Tate Britain (printout in copy of Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999), p.3.
3
‘Parish Church of Notre-Dame, French Heritage monument to Lillebonne’, en.patrimoine-de-france.com, accessed 2 March 2017, http://en.patrimoine-de-france.com/seine-maritime/lillebonne/eglise-paroissiale-notre-dame-10.php.
Technical notes:
There is a small brownish smudge near the bottom right corner of the page.

Caroline South
May 2017

How to cite

Caroline South, ‘Street Scene with the Church of Notre-Dame, Lillebonne ?1829 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2017, 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-street-scene-with-the-church-of-notre-dame-lillebonne-r1195658, accessed 03 December 2021.