Joseph Mallord William Turner

Coastal Terrain near ?Le Havre, 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
D23505
Turner Bequest CCLI 25

Catalogue entry

Turner filled this page with studies of coastal terrain and settlements. Tate curator Ian Warrell suggested that these were taken in the vicinity of Le Havre on the Normandy coast.1 A list of the pages featuring this harbour town are included in the sketchbook introduction for comparison.

John Chu
July 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, pp.30, 207 note 12

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