Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Le Grand Andely, Normandy

1832

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 174 × 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23994
Turner Bequest CCLIV 57 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned vertically, Turner filled much of this page with an expansive landscape view of a towered building amidst rolling hills. The adjacent pages of the volume contain descriptions of Château Gaillard and the associated villages of Les Andelys on the Seine in Normandy. This sketch may therefore depict the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame at Grand Andely, just over a mile east inland from the riverbank; for a comparison, see folio 52 verso (D23984; Turner Bequest CCLIV 52a).

John Chu
July 2014

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