Church of Notre Dame at Eu

Church of Notre Dame at Eu by Sir Frank Brangwyn RA RWS PRBA HRSA, 1867-1956. Etching on zinc, 30 ¼ x 23 ½ inches. Source: Sparrow, Prints and Drawings by Frank Brangwyn, facing 144.

Commentary by Walter Shaw Sparrow

"Notre Dame at Eu " reveals a French phase of Gothic in an extract of Brangwyn's own style. The church occupies nearly the whole of a large plate, and Brangwyn feels with so much ardour all ascending lines, the upward flight of Gothic, that, like Girtin, his hand lingers with greatest persuasion on the building's upper parts. A little more foreground would be welcome, though la vie populatre is put in with wit and humour and frolic, clustering around the church in a festival, with booths and wrestlers and holiday-makers noisily and jocosely at their ease. [149]

Formatting and text by George P. Landow. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit Internet Archive and the Ontario College of Art and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


Sparrow, Walter Shaw. Prints and Drawings of Frank Brangwyn with Some Other Phases of His Art. London: John Lane, 1919. Internet Archive version of a copy in the Ontario College of Art. Web. 28 December 2012.

Last modified 28 December 2012