Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Church Interior; Coastal Terrain, 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
D23423
Turner Bequest CCL 46

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the upper half of this page with sketches of a monumental interior with a flight of steps and columns. These were presumably taken in a church in one the towns of the Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy which the artists recorded extensively in this volume. The sweeping coastal terrain depicted directly below was probably also located in this region. For the major sites covered by this contents of this volume, see the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
May 2015

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