Joseph Mallord William Turner

Tancarville Castle

?1829

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 156 × 107 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23802
Turner Bequest CCLIII 53

Catalogue entry

The page contains a rough sketch, drawn with the page turned upside down, of the machicolated Coquesart tower of Tancarville castle. Finberg identified this sketch as ‘Tancarville Castle’,1 and this location has been confirmed.2 Turner’s inscription on the right of the sketch seems to read ‘Tancarville’ but spelt with a ‘k’. (For further information on the castle see under folio 46 recto; D23788.)

Caroline South
May 2017

1
Finberg 1909, II, p.770.
2
?Ian Warrell, ‘Turner on the Seine: Topographical Index’, c.1999, Prints and Drawings Room, Tate Britain (printout in copy of Ian Warrell, Turner on the Seine, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1999), p.5.

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