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: 91 × 131 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23422
Turner Bequest CCL 45 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a depiction of Coutances in Normandy. The crumbling medieval aqueduct crosses the centre of the page while the cathedral can be seen on the left. Multiple pages in this volume feature sketches of this settlement and its monuments, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
May 2015

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