J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Buildings, ?Channel Islands or Normandy ?1832

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 16 Verso:
Buildings, ?Channel Islands or Normandy ?1832
Turner Bequest CCLII 16a
Pencil on white wove paper, 187 x 114 mm
Partial watermark ‘YMAN | 28’
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned vertically, Turner worked a cursory drawing of buildings, perhaps set amidst hilly terrain, at the top of this page. Landscapes of this kind abound in the Channel Islands and along the Normandy banks of the Seine, both the subject of extensive study in this sketchbook.

John Chu
April 2014

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Buildings, ?Channel Islands or Normandy ?1832 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-buildings-channel-islands-or-normandy-r1175041, accessed 26 January 2022.