Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lighthouses at Cap de la Hève, 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
D24059
Turner Bequest CCLIV 90

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner recorded several views taken from atop high cliffs on this page. The two lighthouses at the centre of the page locate the scene at the Cap de la Hève in Normandy which guided ships to the nearby port of Le Havre. A list of pages in the sketchbook featuring Le Havre and Cap de la Hève is provided in the entry for folio 48 recto (D23975; Turner Bequest CCLIV 48).

John Chu
July 2014

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