Joseph Mallord William Turner

Granville, 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 × 182 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D34411
Turner Bequest CCCXLIV 56

Catalogue entry

Turner worked this view of the Normandy coastal town of Granville onto a batch of white Whatman paper which he took with him on his 1826 tour of Northern France.1 See the Introduction to this section for a list of other sketches of Granville on loose sheets from that journey. These may have been worked up in connection with one of several abortive attempts to put the material gathered on the 1826 tour of Northern France to use, most likely the failed The English Channel or La Manche print series.2
1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, pp.23, 155.
2
Ibid. pp.165–71.
Technical Notes:
The sketch is drawn on a sheet of paper folded in two. It is attached by its upper edge to D34412
(Turner Bequest CCCXLIV 57).
Verso:
Blank

John Chu
March 2016

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