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 x 122 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23501
Turner Bequest CCLI 23

Catalogue entry

Turner filled this page with a detailed study of a street and its buildings. Tate curator Ian Warrell located the scene to the town of Caen in Normandy.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
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, pp.30, 207 note 15.

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