Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cherbourg, 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: 91 x 131 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23450
Turner Bequest CCL 59 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with drawings of the Normandy harbour town of Cherbourg, including a study of the Fort au Roule. Drawings of this port and its environs are included on several pages of this volume, a list of which is provided in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
May 2015

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