Joseph Mallord William Turner

Church of Saint-Etienne-le-Vieux, Caen

1826

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 122 x 98 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23490
Turner Bequest CCLI 17 a

Catalogue entry

Turner filled the upper half of this page with studies of figures in the local dress of Normandy.1 The lower half features the tower of the Church of Saint-Etienne-le-Vieux in Caen. 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

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, pp.33, 208 note 22.

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