Joseph Mallord William Turner

Rocky Cliffs; ?Cap de la Hève, 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
D24057
Turner Bequest CCLIV 89

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner cursorily recorded a coastal view from atop high cliffs on this page. The lighthouses at Cap de la Hève near Le Havre in Normandy recur several times in this part of the sketchbook, perhaps locating this rocky scene close to that high headland. A list of pages in the sketchbook featuring Le Havre and Cap de la Hève is provided in the entry for folio 48 recto (D23975; Turner Bequest CCLIV 48).

John Chu
July 2014

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