Joseph Mallord William Turner

Buildings, Normandy

1826

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 91 × 131 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23358
Turner Bequest CCL 13

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled much of this page with studies of hillside buildings. A large fort-like building is included in the upper right-hand quadrant. These sketches may have been taken at the defensible towns of Mont Saint-Michel or Cherbourg. These towns feature on multiple pages in this volume, lists of which are provided in the sketchbook introduction for comparison.

John Chu
May 2015

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