Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Banks of the Seine, Normandy

1832

In Tate Britain

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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
D24011
Turner Bequest CCLIV 66

Catalogue entry

Inverted in relation to the sketchbook as foliated, the loose drawings of overlapping hills that fill this page were taken along the Normandy banks of the Seine. Turner’s technique here is too cursory for the identification of a definite location although neighbouring pages suggest a position in the uplands around Rouen or close to the rocky cliffs at Duclair. For a comparison, see the entry for folio 67 recto (D24013; Turner Bequest CCLIV 67).

John Chu
July 2014

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