Joseph Mallord William Turner

Caen, Normandy

1826

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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
D23491
Turner Bequest CCLI 18

Catalogue entry

Turner filled the upper half of this page with studies of the town of Caen. Particular care has been taken over the depiction of the Abbey Church of Saint-Etienne in the upper left-hand quadrant of the page. The artist filled several pages of the present volume with studies of this Normandy town, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
July 2015

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