Joseph Mallord William Turner

Town Buildings, 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
D23377
Turner Bequest CCL 23

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with loose drawings of town buildings with church spires beyond. Various urban settlements are recorded in this volume, including Cherbourg, Granville, and Coutances. Lists of these major sites are provided in the sketchbook introduction for comparison.

John Chu
May 2015

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