Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Le Havre, 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: 114 × 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23592
Turner Bequest CCLII 38

Catalogue entry

Turner filled much of this page with panoramas of coastal terrain punctuated by harbour infrastructure and shipping; the sketch second from the top is inverted in relation to the sketchbook as foliated. Although most of the features described here are too generic or cursory to identify a location, the view recorded towards the bottom of the page, with a fully-rigged ship seen on the port side, may represent a view north across Le Havre, Normandy with the heights of Sainte-Adresse glimpsed in the far distance. The view would therefore reverse the vantage recorded on folios 41 recto (D23597; Turner Bequest CCLII 41) and 45 recto (D23603; Turner Bequest CCLII 45).
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John Chu
April 2014

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