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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame and Saint-Laurent, Eu, from the South 1845

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 59 Recto:
The Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame and Saint-Laurent, Eu, from the South 1845
D35591
Turner Bequest CCCLXI 59
Pencil on white wove paper, 111 x 86 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘[...]’ towards bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘59’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXI – 59’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the page turned vertically, this slight sketch shows the east end of the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame and Saint-Laurent, Eu, seen from the south with figures who are perhaps soldiers from the nearby Château d’Eu in the foreground (see the figure studies on folios 57 verso–58 recto (D35588–D35589). Compare the rather more detailed view in the 1824 Rivers Meuse and Moselle sketchbook (Tate D19956; Turner Bequest CCXVI 203).
Separated by a pencil line, above is a continuation of buildings from a horizontal view of the church and château on folio 58 verso opposite (D35590).
For other views, see under folio 21 verso (D35525).
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 Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame and Saint-Laurent, Eu, from the South 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-collegiate-church-of-notre-dame-and-saint-laurent-eu-r1184010, accessed 27 November 2020.