Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bayeux; ?Le Havre, Normandy

1826

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 122 × 98 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23513
Turner Bequest CCLI 29

Catalogue entry

Turner filled the lower half of this page with studies of the town and cathedral of Bayeux in Normandy. The top of the page also features coastal views with a sail boat. Tate curator Ian Warrell suggested that these drawing were taken in the vicinity of Le Havre on the Normandy coast.1 A list of the pages featuring these sites is included in the sketchbook introduction for comparison.

John Chu
July 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, pp.30, 207 note 12.

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