Joseph Mallord William Turner

Le Havre, 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
D23483
Turner Bequest CCLI 14

Catalogue entry

Turner filled this page with multiple studies of Le Havre in Normandy. Tate curator Ian Warrell identified the round tower in at the centre of the top and bottom edges as the Tower of François I. Warrell connected this sketch with a later finished watercolour: see Tate D24699 (Turner Bequest CCLIX 134).1 The artist filled several pages of the present volume with studies of the settlements of the Normandy coast around the mouth of the River Seine, 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, p.273 under no.116.

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