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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Château d'Eu and the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame and Saint-Laurent, from the West 1845

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 35 Recto:
The Château d’Eu and the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame and Saint-Laurent, from the West 1845
D35549
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 35
Pencil on white wove paper, 86 x 111 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘35’ top right, ascending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXI – 35’ top right, ascending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this slight view appears to show Louis-Philippe’s château at Eu, looking east to the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame and Saint-Laurent along the Allé du Cheval. The subject was tentatively proposed by Finberg and confirmed by Ian Warrell.1 A different aspect of the church is shown on folio 34 verso opposite (D35548); see under folio 21 verso (D35540) for other views.
1
See Finberg 1909, II, p.1172, and Warrell 1995, p.40.
Technical notes:
There is some brown staining at the gutter, possibly indicating water damage in the 1928 Tate flood.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘The Château d’Eu and the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame and Saint-Laurent, from the West 1845 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2016, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-the-chateau-deu-and-the-collegiate-church-of-notre-dame-and-r1183971, accessed 25 October 2021.