Joseph Mallord William Turner

Villequier, Normandy

?1832

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 × 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23555
Turner Bequest CCLII 19 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted in relation to the sketchbook as foliated, the drawing on the top half of this page depicts Villequier on the Normandy banks of the Seine from a southerly vantage. Ships’ masts cluster around the shoreline while the surrounding hills shelter the sixteenth-century spire of the Church of Saint-Martin.1 On the bottom half of the page is a second view of the same subject taken a little to the east. For Turner’s watercolour of Villequier of around this date, see Tate D24669 (Turner Bequest CCLIX 104).

John Chu
April 2014

1
Dominique Auzias and Jean-Paul Labourdette, Normandie, Caen 2010, p.439.

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