Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Abbaye de Graville, Normandy

1832

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 174 x 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24074
Turner Bequest CCLIV 97 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted in relation to the sketchbook as foliated, the drawing at the centre of this page appears to depict the Abbey Church of Sainte-Honorine at Graville. The precincts of this monastic foundation are located amongst the hills between Le Havre and Montivillier, both the subject of considerable study in this volume. For a comparison, see the engraving of the abbey after Turner’s design in the 1834 volume of Turner’s Annual Tour: Wanderings by the Loire and Seine (1833–5; later reissued as Rivers of France); see Tate impression T04700.

John Chu
July 2014

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