Joseph Mallord William Turner

Caen, 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: 83 × 122 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23496
Turner Bequest CCLI 20 a

Catalogue entry

Turner filled much of this page with a study of the densely-packed buildings of Caen in Normandy. A.J. Finberg identified the church at the centre of the scene as the Church of Saint-Pierre in his 1909 Inventory of the Turner Bequest.1 The artist filled several pages of the present volume with studies of Caen, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
July 2015

1
A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.II, p.763.

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