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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Caen, Normandy 1826

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 20 Verso:
Caen, Normandy 1826
Turner Bequest CCLI 20a
Pencil on white wove paper, 83 x 122 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner filled much of this page with a study of the densely-packed buildings of Caen in Normandy. A.J. Finberg identified the church at the centre of the scene as the Church of Saint-Pierre in his 1909 Inventory of the Turner Bequest.1 The artist filled several pages of the present volume with studies of Caen, a list of which is included in the sketchbook introduction.

John Chu
July 2015

A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.II, p.763.

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Caen, Normandy 1826 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 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-caen-normandy-r1185339, accessed 29 November 2021.