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: 122 × 98 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23503
Turner Bequest CCLI 24

Catalogue entry

Turner filled the upper half of this page with studies of coastal terrain. Tate curator Ian Warrell suggested that these were taken in the vicinity of Le Havre on the Normandy coast.1 He also identified the sketch in the lower half of the page, inverted in relation to those above, as a scene of women in the distinctive local dress of the region.2

John Chu
July 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, pp.30, 207 note 12
2
Ibid., pp.33, 208 note 22

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