Joseph Mallord William Turner

Coastal Terrain and Figures, 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: 122 x 98 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23506
Turner Bequest CCLI 25 a

Catalogue entry

Turner filled the upper half of this page with studies of coastal terrain, boats and figures. The settlements and scenery of the Normandy seaside were the subject of extensive study in these pages so these sketches were probably also taken in that region. For a list of the major sites recorded in this volume, see the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
July 2015

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