Joseph Mallord William Turner

Rouen, Normandy

1826

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 83 x 122 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23466
Turner Bequest CCLI 5 a

Catalogue entry

Turner filled the upper half of this this page with a study of buildings in Rouen beside a long arched bridge. In the lower half of the page is a pair of large engineered structures: perhaps the hulks of upturned barges or the piers of a bridge under construction. Rouen was prominent for both its shipping and crossings and is featured multiple times in the pages of this volume. A list of these studies of the city is provided in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
July 2015

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