Joseph Mallord William Turner

Riverside Terrain, 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
D24032
Turner Bequest CCLIV 76 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner worked long vistas of riverside terrain across the top half of this page. Particular attention has been paid to the punctuation of the landscape by distant buildings and clusters of sail-boats. Inverted in relation to the sketchbook as foliated, a more cursory view of a similar nature runs down the left-hand side of the page. Populous rolling hills of this type abound along the Normandy banks of the Seine and were the subject of extensive study in this volume.

John Chu
July 2014

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