Rouen, Distant View

 
Series
Scott's Prose Works
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Artist
Creation date
Materials
engraving
Dimensions
3 1/8 x 5 3/4 in. (image) 11 3/4 x 17 1/4 in. (sheet)
Credit line
Bequest of Kurt F. Pantzer
Accession number
80.1540
Collection
Not Currently On View

Turner’s distant view of Rouen illustrated the last volume of Scott’s Tales of a Grandfather, which dealt with French history. While Rouen was the setting for several important events in Scott’s narrative, Turner’s view is a contemporary one of the bustling city on the Seine northwest of Paris. He even includes the diligence that traveled the post road between Rouen and the Channel port of Dieppe, in which Turner undoubtedly rode on his several visits to Rouen between 1821 and 1832.

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