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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Troyes, Northern France 1832

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 102 Recto:
?Troyes, Northern France 1832
Turner Bequest CCLVII 102
Pencil on white laid paper, 127 x 175 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘102’ bottom left and ‘2’ top left, inverted
Stamped in black ‘CCLVII 102’ top left, inverted
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted in relation to the sketchbook as foliated, the multiple studies on this page depict densely clustered town buildings. Such buildings are a feature of the cathedral town of Troyes, situated about one hundred miles south-east of Paris which features frequently in this part of the sketchbook. A list of these drawings is provided in the sketchbook Introduction for comparison.

John Chu
January 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘?Troyes, Northern France 1832 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-troyes-northern-france-r1175395, accessed 18 January 2021.