Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Caudebec-en-Caux, Normandy

1832

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 174 × 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24030
Turner Bequest CCLIV 75 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the top half of this page with a drawing of waterside buildings set in a hilly landscape. Tall dark trees and the sail of a small boat punctuate the centre and right-hand edge of the composition respectively. Such scenes abound along the Normandy banks of the Seine which were the subject of extensive study in this volume. However, a similar drawing identifiable as Caudebec-en-Caux on the recto of this leaf suggests a more precise location; see folio 75 recto (Tate D24029; Turner Bequest CCLIV 75).

John Chu
July 2014

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