These two sketches belong to a group of 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.
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.23.
The sheet of paper bears a horizontal crease across the centre where it has been folded in two.
Inscribed in red ink ‘56. A.5’ in the bottom left-hand corner of the sheet. Inscribed in pencil with the note ‘D. 34509’ in the bottom left-hand corner.
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