Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Honfleur, 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: 83 × 122 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23458
Turner Bequest CCLI 1 a

Catalogue entry

Turner filled this page with studies of hillside buildings. Tate curator Ian Warrell has suggested that these were taken at Honfleur in Normandy.1 The artist filled several pages of the present volume with studies of this harbour town, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction for comparison.

John Chu
July 2015

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

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