Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Honfleur; Local Dress, 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: 122 x 98 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23489
Turner Bequest CCLI 17

Catalogue entry

Turner filled much of this page with studies of urban scenes and depictions of Normandy women’s headdresses. Tate curator Ian Warrell suggested the town of Honfleur as the location for these sketches.1 The artist filled several pages of the present volume with studies of this Normandy harbour town, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
July 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999, pp.27, 110, 253 note 58, 259 note 34.

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