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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Buildings, Normandy 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 12 Verso:
Buildings, Normandy 1826
Turner Bequest CCL 12a
Pencil on white laid paper, 91 x 131 mm
Partial watermark
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned horizontally, Turner filled much of this page with studies of hillside buildings. These may have been taken at Granville, Mont Saint-Michel, Coutances or Cherbourg. These towns feature on multiple pages in this volume, lists of which are provided in the sketchbook introduction for comparison.

John Chu
May 2015

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Buildings, Normandy 1826 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, March 2017, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-buildings-normandy-r1185197, accessed 07 March 2021.