Rouen Cathedral

Rouen: the West Front of the Cathedral

By Kind Permission of Lancaster University Library

Engraved by Higham after Turner. ( The Rivers of France: Turner's Annual Tour - The Seine, 1834. Rawlinson 467. Wilton 965.)

In The Elements of Drawing (1857) Ruskin recommended this engraving for careful study ( Works, 15.76).


J.M.W. Turner 1775-1851
Rouen: the West Front of the Cathedral c.1832
Watercolour and body-colour, with some pen on blue paper, 14x19.4cm
Exhibitions: BM 1975 (192)
Engraved by T. Higham, 1834
Steel engraving, 9.9x14.1cm
Engraved for Turner's Annual Tour-The Seine, 1834
Further Comments: This piece is probably based on a pencil sketch in the 'Dieppe, Rouen and Paris' sketchbook.
Collection: British Museum, London (Trustees)