Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Mouth of the Seine. 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: 83 x 122 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23478
Turner Bequest CCLI 11 a

Catalogue entry

Turner filled much of this page with studies of coastal terrain and a wide river valley. The terrain around the mouth of Seine was the subject of rather extensive study in this volume so Tate curator Ian Warrell has suggested that these sketches were made there.1 See the sketchbook introduction for a list of the places in this area recorded in these pages.

John Chu
July 2015

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

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