Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cotentin Peninsula, 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 x 131 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23415
Turner Bequest CCL 42

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the centre of this page with a loose study of the sweeping coastal terrain and buildings which he encountered as he travelled around the Cotentin Peninsula of Normandy. See the sketchbook introduction for the major sites of the region recorded in this volume.

John Chu
May 2015

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