Joseph Mallord William Turner

Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy

?1827–8

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 186 × 273 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25342
Turner Bequest CCLXIII 220

Catalogue entry

This is one of a batch of colour sketches of the island of Mont Saint-Michel off the coast of Normandy which Turner worked up from material gathered on his 1826 tour of Northern France. A list of the pencil studies of that landmark is provided in the Introduction to the Cherbourg, Coutances and Mont St Michel sketchbook.1
1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, p.161.
Verso:
See entry for Tate D40173.

John Chu
March 2016

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