Joseph Mallord William Turner

Canteleu, 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
D23997
Turner Bequest CCLIV 59

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the top half of this page with a south-westerly view down the Seine as flows past Canteleu, near Rouen. In the top right-hand corner can be glimpsed the main part of Canteleu perched on its plateau on the right bank of the river. The spire rising above the other buildings belongs to the thirteenth-century Church of Saint-Martin. For a watercolour of Canteleu that Turner worked up around this time perhaps with a view to engraved reproduction, see Tate D24643 (Turner Bequest CCLIX 78).

John Chu
July 2014

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