Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bayeux, Normandy

1826

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 83 x 122 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23522
Turner Bequest CCLI 33 a

Display caption

Turner's journey through Normandy was interrupted by dramatic storms, but he was nevertheless able to sketch in this book at Le Havre, Caen, Luc-sur-Mer and St-Aubin-sur-Mer before stopping at Bayeux. The views of the cathedral towers on this page opening have been annotated with the comment, 'Take all you like Home with you - All Normandy', suggesting that Turner's sketching had attracted the attention of a friendly local.

Gallery label, September 1997

Catalogue entry

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