Joseph Mallord William Turner

Mont Saint-Michel; Coutances, 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: 91 x 131 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23437
Turner Bequest CCL 53

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled the upper half of this page with sketches of the island-settlement Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy. In the lower half of the page is sketch of the cathedral at Coutances, which continues onto folio 52 verso (D23436; Turner Bequest CCL 52a). Multiple pages in this volume feature sketches of these sites, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
May 2015

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