Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bayeux, 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: 83 × 122 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23522
Turner Bequest CCLI 33 a

Display caption

Turner's journey through Normandy was interrupted by dramatic storms, but he was nevertheless able to sketch in this book at Le Havre, Caen, Luc-sur-Mer and St-Aubin-sur-Mer before stopping at Bayeux. The views of the cathedral towers on this page opening have been annotated with the comment, 'Take all you like Home with you - All Normandy', suggesting that Turner's sketching had attracted the attention of a friendly local.

Gallery label, September 1997

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