Joseph Mallord William Turner

Valonges, 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: 91 × 131 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23447
Turner Bequest CCL 58

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled this page with a study of the Church of Saint-Malo in Valonges. As Tate curator Ian Warrell has pointed out, this sketch is of particular interest because the building was badly bombed in 1944 and subsequently rebuilt.1

John Chu
May 2015

1
Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, pp.32, 208 note 18.

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