Joseph Mallord William Turner

Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer; Le Havre, 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
D23508
Turner Bequest CCLI 26 a

Catalogue entry

Turner filled this page with multiple studies of settlements in coastal terrain. A pencil note towards the bottom left-hand corner of the page locates the landscape in the lower half of the page to the vicinity of Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer. Tate curator Ian Warrell suggested that the remaining sketches were taken in the vicinity of Le Havre on the Normandy coast.1 The artist filled several pages of the present volume with studies of this area, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.

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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