Joseph Mallord William Turner

Granville, Normandy

1826

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 91 x 131 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23401
Turner Bequest CCL 35

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with studies of the cliff-top town of Granville on the west coast of the Cotentin Peninsular in Normandy. This site features on multiple pages in this volume, a list of which is provided in the sketchbook introduction. These were subsequently used as the basis for colour studies as Turner worked towards an engraved series of Channel Coast views: see Tate D25212 (Turner Bequest CCLXIII 90), D25356 (Turner Bequest CCLXIII 234), D25357 (Turner Bequest CCLXIII 253), D25387 (Turner Bequest CCLXIII 264).1
 

John Chu
May 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, pp.158–71.

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