Not on display
This sketch continues on folio 23 verso (Tate D24544; Turner Bequest CCLVIII 23a) which was originally bound opposite this one in the book. It has been identified by Ian Warrell as the principal source for the gouache and watercolour design of Rouen from Mont Ste-Catherine, c.1832 (private collection) for Turner’s Annual Tour: Wanderings by the Seine, 1834 (Tate T06239).1 Finberg also noted that a small sketch on folio 1 of this sketchbook (D24500; Turner Bequest CCLVIII 1) contained many of the key elements of the composition,2 and in fact, of the two, the sketch on folio 1 is closer to the final composition. The current sketch, however, while differing in the foreground details does provide a more detailed sketch of Rouen Cathedral.
See D24500 for a full list of Turner’s sketches of Rouen in this sketchbook.
- River Seine(364)