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: 174 × 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24031
Turner Bequest CCLIV 76

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner worked a wide landscape view of Villequier and its riverside surroundings along the top edge of this page. The spire of the sixteenth-century Church of Saint-Martin rises well clear of the settlement’s main cluster of buildings while a note reading ‘N’ towards the top right-hand corner of the page indicates the northerly direction of the prospect. For Turner’s watercolour of Villequier of around this date, see Tate D24669 (Turner Bequest CCLIX 104).

John Chu
July 2014

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