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 22 Recto:
Caen, Normandy 1826
Turner Bequest CCLI 22
Pencil on white wove paper, 83 x 122 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘22’ top left ascending vertically, ‘199’ top right, ascending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLI 22’ top right, ascending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner filled this page with studies of a distant town seen from various vantages. Tate curator Ian Warrell located these scenes to the town of Caen in Normandy.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

Ian Warrell, Turner on the Loire, exhibition catalogue, Tate Gallery, London 1997, pp.30, 207 note 15.

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-r1185342, accessed 28 November 2021.