Joseph Mallord William Turner

Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer; Honfleur, 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 × 122 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23473
Turner Bequest CCLI 9

Catalogue entry

Turner filled this page with multiple studies of buildings and settlements in coastal terrain. A pencil note towards the top right-hand corner of the page identifies the adjacent scene to the vicinity of Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer. Tate curator Ian Warrell identified other of the scenes depicted here as the harbour town of Honfleur.1 The artist filled several pages of the present volume with studies of these Normandy towns, lists of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
July 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999, pp.110, 259 note 34.

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