Joseph Mallord William Turner

Soldier and Figures in Local Dress; Church Tower, 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
D23461
Turner Bequest CCLI 3

Catalogue entry

Turner filled this page with studies of ecclesiastical architecture, a man in military uniform and figures in the local dress of Normandy.1 A list of the towns and cities of this region recorded in these pages is provided in the sketchbook introduction. Comparable uniformed figures were sketched onto folio 4 recto (D23463; Turner Bequest CCLI 4).

John Chu
July 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, pp.33, 208 note 22.

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