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: 122 x 98 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23479
Turner Bequest CCLI 12

Catalogue entry

Turner filled much of this page with studies of hilly terrain with buildings and a wide river valley. The landscape and settlements 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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