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 21 Recto:
Caen, Normandy 1826
Turner Bequest CCLI 21
Pencil on white wove paper, 122 x 83 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘21’ top right, ‘199’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLI 21’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner filled much of this page with studies of the medieval town of Caen in Normandy seen from various vantages. 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

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-r1185340, accessed 17 January 2021.