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 32 Verso:
Street Scene with the Church of Notre-Dame, Lillebonne ?1829
D23761
Turner Bequest CCLIII 32a
Pencil on pale cream laid paper, 107 x 156 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The page contains a very faint, rough sketch, drawn horizontally, of a street scene with a church tower left of centre. The view is similar to that on folio 33 recto opposite (D23762), but conveyed in less detail. Finberg noted this page simply as ‘Street, with church’,1 but the location has been further identified as Lillebonne.2 The shape of the church tower corresponds with that of the Church of Notre-Dame, Lillebonne (for further information on the church, see under folio 28 recto; D23752), and the large-roofed building to the right of the church corresponds with the one Turner depicts in a preceding sketch of this town square (folio 31 verso; D23759).

Caroline South
May 2017

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.

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-r1195667, accessed 17 October 2021.