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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?The Abbey Church of St Bertin, St Omer 1836

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Recto:
?The Abbey Church of St Bertin, St Omer 1836
D29042
Turner Bequest CCXCIII 6
Pencil on white wove paper, 113 x 190 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘32’ to left of tower, and ‘St Girvais’ top right, running vertically
Inscribed, possibly by John Ruskin, in blue ink ‘6’ top left, running vertically, and ‘320’ top right, running vertically
Stamped in brown ‘CCXCIII 6’ top right, running vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch, evidently made in haste, is possibly another view of the Abbey Church of St Bertin, St Omer from the north-west (for the abbey see D29036; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 3 in this sketchbook). There is a slightly more distant view of the same subject on the verso (D29043; Turner Bequest CCXCIII 6a).

David Hill
June 2010

How to cite

David Hill, ‘?The Abbey Church of St Bertin, St Omer 1836 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, February 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-the-abbey-church-of-st-bertin-st-omer-r1144591, accessed 26 October 2021.