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: 230 x 363 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D34415
Turner Bequest CCCXLIV 60

Catalogue entry

This is one of several views of the medieval Normandy town of Coutances which Turner worked onto a batch of white ‘Ivy Mill’ watermarked paper on his 1826 tour of Northern France.1 A list of these is provided in the Introduction to this section.
1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.23.
Technical Notes:
This sketch occupies one quarter of a single sheet, folded in half lengthways and horizontally. The works on the other quadrants of the sheet are D34414 (Turner Bequest CCCXLIV d 59), D34416 (Turner Bequest CCCXLIV d 61) and D34417 (Turner Bequest CCCXLIV d 62).
Verso:
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John Chu
March 2016

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