Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lighthouses at Cap de la Hève, Normandy

1832

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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
D24055
Turner Bequest CCLIV 88

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner recorded the view from atop the Cap de la Hève, Normandy on this page. On the brow of the hill are the two lighthouses that guided ships to the nearby port of Le Havre. A list of pages in the sketchbook featuring Le Havre and Cap de la Hève is provided in the entry for folio 48 recto (D23975; Turner Bequest CCLIV 48).

John Chu
July 2014

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