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
D23468
Turner Bequest CCLI 6 a

Catalogue entry

Turner filled this page with sketches of buildings and horse and cart. Tate curator Ian Warrell has identified the scene to 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.

John Chu
July 2015

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

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