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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Villequier; ?Sainte-Marie-des-Champs ?1832

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 12 Recto:
Villequier; ?Sainte-Marie-des-Champs ?1832
Turner Bequest CCLII 12
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 187 mm
Partial watermark ‘YMAN | 28’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Ch X St M[?arie]’
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘12’ top left, inverted
Stamped in black ‘CCLII – 12’ top left, inverted
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The top two drawings on this page, inverted in relation to the sketchbook as foliated, record views of the village of Villequier on the Normandy banks of the Seine. For Turner’s watercolour on this subject from around this time, see Tate D24669 (Turner Bequest CCLIX 104). Villequier also features on folio 11 Verso opposite (D23542; Turner Bequest CCLII 11a). The semi-decipherable inscription towards the bottom right-hand corner of this page suggests that the small riverside scene directly below can be located in the vicinity of Sainte-Marie-des-Champs.

John Chu
April 2014

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Villequier; ?Sainte-Marie-des-Champs ?1832 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2014, 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-villequier-sainte-marie-des-champs-r1175035, accessed 26 January 2022.