Joseph Mallord William Turner

Le Havre, Normandy

1826

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 83 x 122 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23464
Turner Bequest CCLI 4 a

Catalogue entry

Turner filled this page with panoramic vistas of distant coastal terrain. Turner’s pencil notes along the top and bottom edges of the page identify scene as the area around Le Havre. 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 for comparison.

John Chu
July 2015

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