Joseph Mallord William Turner Mont St Michel, Normandy 1826

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Mont St Michel, Normandy
From Rouen Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCLV
Date 1826
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 116 x 182 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24106
Turner Bequest CCLV 17
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Turner arrived back in London from Italy in February 1829 and was immediately hopeful of travelling south again that year. However, this was not to be. Instead in August he travelled up the Seine to Paris, before heading along the coast of Normandy and returning via the Channel Islands. This tour also included Mont St Michel, a granite island lying in the estuary between Granville and St Malo.

January 1991

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