Joseph Mallord William Turner

Coutances, 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: 131 × 91 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23350
Turner Bequest CCL 8

Catalogue entry

Turner filled this page with views of the monuments of the city of Coutance in Normandy. At the centre of the page is depicted the gothic Church of Saint-Pierre. Inverted in relation to the sketches above, there is a drawing of the city’s crumbling medieval aqueduct at the bottom of the page. Multiple pages in this volume feature sketches of this settlement, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
May 2015

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